We’ve been getting storm warnings for the day, but in our area that has translated to high winds, some rain, and hot, humid air!
I have made it a practice to walk around the yard after we’ve had high winds to check out what damage there might be. Most of the time, I find some downed branches that I can just pick up and take to one of the wood piles we’ve got around. Sometimes, I’ll have to make a couple of trips.
This time, I grabbed a wheelbarrow.
My younger daughter and I headed out to town and were gone for perhaps 2 hours. When we left, there were maybe a few small branches on the ground.
This is what I picked up after we got back.
Most of this is willow from only two trees. Willows are pretty indestructible, but notorious for dropping smaller branches in a stiff breeze. There are more than small branches! Plus, most of this is from the willow that’s overhanging the power lines.
As I continued around the yard, I found these.
Charred bits of wood, near the area I’d found the burned branch a while ago. Yes, it’s directly under the main power lines, though went I looked up, all I could see was some lower maple branches, and could not tell where these burned bits had fallen from.