Friday, October 13, 2006
Well, I feel a bit petty about my dahlia lament last night. Today,300,000 people in Western New York are without power after a premature blizzard dumped so much snow on the fully-leaved trees that branches and powerlines are lying in a tangled mess throughout the region. Actually, everyone on our street was hoping for a tree-trimming, but not quite like this.
In terms of garden damage, I’m hearing about gazebos split in half, trellises in splinters, and worse—like me, no one has really winterized anything this early.
So, there’s a lot of this (this fountain is still playing):
and this (these impatiens still look great):
Every few minutes I’m hearing loud booms as huge loads of snow come crashing down from trees and roofs. Tuesday it should be 60. Can we fast forward?