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Thursday, November 10, 2011

No Such Thing as Bad Weather

I’m officially working my way back into my daily blog routine. And while I may have missed the unforgettable Halloween snowstorm, I cannot avoid its damage to the landscape. There are plenty of broken limbs and branches in the aftermath of this bizarre weather pattern to prove its fury.

In a quick drive-by observation, the tree with significant storm damage in nearby locales appears to be the mighty oak. There could be a lot of variables for this scenario including a minor detail that some Oak trees hold onto its leaves longer than other deciduous species. There’s always room for lively discussion so feel free to jump in and share your thoughts, observations and storm photos as I’m still brushing myself off my jet lag, missing luggage and getting use to this morning routine. So of course I’m making this one a bit easier on myself by pulling a post from my trusty archives. And the topic is…you guessed it - the Quirky Oak! Hope you take a minute to read it.

To round off today’s message, I’ll share the British Novelist, George Gissing’s profound quote about bad weather. “For the man sound of body and serene of mind there is no such thing as bad weather; every day has its beauty, and storms which whip the blood do but make it pulse more vigorously.”  That Farmers Almanac prediction may have some substance to it this year. We could be in for that wet, wild winter! So heed the warning and don’t forget to get your yards and gardens prepped for the wet, wild winter ahead. 

Image from the Farmers Almanac link.

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