Tuesday, June 7, 2011

Fast winds and my leaves are scattered

We had a tornado come through on Saturday night. I had gone to a cooking class and luckily ten minutes after I arrived home it hit. The weathermen say there was "no tornadic action in the Baton Rouge area" but I am here to tell you they are just plain wrong!

Our house is fine, but we lost power for 17 hours overnight and into Sunday morning. Telephone poles were snapped in half on one of the main drags nearby. Frank spent all day Sunday picking up branches and cleaning leaves from the yard. When I rode through the "expensive" subdivision, nearly every house had a huge tree cut up in front of their lots waiting for the green trash pick up people.
And in the process my leaves were disturbed so that I got them mixed up from the envelopes. I think it was Hurricane DiNozzo, because I took two empty envelopes from his mouth yesterday morning. Anyway, I think these are the correct attributions.

B's leaves on my patio with leaves that were clogging my rain gutters on the house.
S's exotic leaves on the nandinas on the side of the garden path

I never found the envelope for this one again. I am pretty sure they are V's leaves displayed on my coleus and rosemary pot. It was a good idea in my head, but not so good visually!

And this is L's mixed in with mine:

I have to go now and see what that dog has in his mouth NOW!  He is going to drive me crazy!



  1. Uh oh, poor DiNozzo. Did you find all your blocks? I wish I could tell you what kind of doggie toy will keep him from chewing on your things, but we gave our dog one of those rope chew things, and Hubby used to play tug of war with it. One day we came home to find he had played tug of war with the garden hose - which was attached to a faucet in the backyard at the time. By the time we got home though, we had a fountain in the middle of the backyard instead of a faucet.

  2. Glen - I am so glad you are okay - first floods and storms and then a tornado. This has been a weird beginning of summer. More later

    Hugs - Marie


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