Sunday, May 26, 2013

Mrs Bale suggests that you avert your eyes

7 pm yesterday


9 pm 

Lilacs


Honeysuckles


4.30 am today - when the power went out








Our handy helper - more here


1 pm - the aftereffects

the most damaged lilac


the honeysuckles are fine (see third picture)


even though the branches aren't broken, I am concerned about the section to the left


Esther thinks the grass tastes better after a good snow; while Nebby keeps an eye on the pasture escapee


39 comments:

  1. Oh, nooo... Mrs. Bale has the right idea! The weather has been crazy this spring. This is the latest I ever remember having snow. Not a pretty sight for Memorial Day weekend and the unofficial start of summer! I hope your power is back on now.

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    1. Me, too. Just glad there isn't more damage.

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  3. Good Grief!! How far up in Maine ARE you!???
    Snow on the lilacs... that should be the title of a really good book. :)))))

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    1. Not Maine. NH.
      I was thinking of a poem about snow in may. :<)

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  4. Oooer! Just had news of last week's snow in Newfoundland from a friend, and now you've had some. Poor lilacs.... whilst here on the south coast of England it has been a glorious spring day, much washing dry. Love to you.

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    1. I hadn't heard about the N. snow. A place I'd love to visit someday.
      It's kind of glorious today (Monday) around here. Breezy, sunny, and green, green, green!

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  5. Oh, my! I do miss New England and its wait-a-minute weather. Lilacs are pretty hearty and if you have to cut some of them way back they will not bloom next year but after that will flourish. Bill, who doesn't know the difference between pruning and clear cutting, cut ours back to about 2 ft off the ground and when they came back they bloomed more than ever.

    Meanwhile the snow is beautiful, isn't it.

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    1. Gosh, are all Bills like that? I have one, too.

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    2. Yeah, I bet! I've cut lilacs back to nothing, and I think it does indeed refresh them. I think we may do some heavy trimming to strengthen them for next spring.

      And Clair - so funny!

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  6. OMG!!!!!! I can't believe this! Hope you get power soon, although you're tougher than I. ;)

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    1. I'm only tough because of my beloved generator. Best money we ever spent. As necessary as any appliance I have. :<) Power on about 1.30 this morning. We bustled around clearing out the electric cords, and getting house back to normal. Then slept late.

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  7. Oh dear, that is terrible. We had large wet flakes last weekend, (our long week-end, blah) but it didn't accumulate. Snow is beautiful, but emphatically NOT in May. Love the look of Nebby though. That weather didn't come north (yet, cross fingers). We usually have your weather a day or so later - hopefully this heads off to sea.

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  8. Oh wow! I can't even fathom that! I hope it didn't do too much damage :( Here it's been hotter than hell all weekend :p Wish we could both find a happy medium :p

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    1. And I can't fathom 'hotter than hell.' :<) Let's see what would be our happy medium? 75, low humidity, sunny??

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  9. Wow, quite unbelievable. We've been eating crawfish and listening to music at the Mudbug Festival all weekend. It's like a parallel universe. I hope your lovely plants are okay. Glad you have a generator. We recently got one, too, more for hurricanes so we would have AC.

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    1. And my second Louisiana pal! (see Chris above). Parallel universe is right. I laugh to think of needing a generator to cool you. Amazing, amazing.

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  10. Oh no! Reminds me of our Easter, which was as white as Christmas...
    Poor flowers, and young (and less young) animals out there...

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    1. We've had snow and cold on Easter much of my life. I wanted to be one of those little girls with a straw hat and white shoes but it happened only a few times. :<)

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  11. This is heartbreaking to see. I knew it had snowed in NH but didn't know it was so much. I hope your plants and flowers are able to survive. It has been such a cold, rainy/snowy spring this year, we need a little warmth now.

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    1. It was spotty over the state. Some places didn't get any at all, while some of us got four inches. Everything is bright and cheery today. Hard to get my head around. :<)

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  12. OH, Nan, terrible! But summer will come. Soon. Hotter than you want it.I betcha.

    Thank heaven for generators.

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    1. I'm sure. I'm not a big fan of hot weather, but warmer than 50 would be most welcome! It is in the high fifties today, but still cool enough for a flannel shirt.

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  13. Oh, dear me. I remember the feeling, from our years of living in New Hampshire, of very slowly advancing Spring. Sometimes it would be two steps forward and one step back; and other times it felt as though it was one step forward and two (or three, or four!) steps back. The good thing is that eventually you are rewarded with a brief but full-on Springtime, so lovely.

    Those lilacs in the snow are gorgeous, though.

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    1. Yeah, I was thinking of you and your hollyhocks. :<)

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  14. Crazy blasted weather. I hope there wasn't too much damage. Luckily, lilacs are resilient things. :) ~~Dee

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    1. The snow is nothing compared to yours. And yes, the lilacs should be fine. I always love the stories of lilacs still in bloom around old deserted houses or foundations. They go on.

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  15. You poor things! The weather seems to be going mad everywhere.

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    1. Tom remembers it snowing in 1967 on May 25, and the news just confirmed it this morning.

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  16. Oh, my goodness, I can't believe it! You can tell I haven't been blog visiting this weekend or listening to t.v. news. I'm so sorry and I hope all your shrubs and plants recover soon. I know they used to call the last unexpected snow of the season "sugar snow." And that it was good for the soil. I sure hope so. Take heart, Nan, surely that's the last of it.

    I guess the lovely weekend we had with no ACs running and the windows open, sweaters at night, meant that it had to have been much colder far north.

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    1. I can't believe it either, especially because today it is quite warm (71) and Thursday it is supposed to be in the 80s!
      I did hear that upper NY state had THIRTY-FOUR inches!!

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  17. Oh my
    hard to imagine
    80 as I cut grass
    in the woods today...
    Never had allergies
    but continually sneezing
    and 2nd cataract surgery
    next Monday..

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    1. Sorry about the allergies, and good luck in your surgery.

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  18. Oh, Nan, I really feel for you there. Snow and ice this late can be heartbreaking. We seem to have caught all your rain, here, averaging two inches a day. The good news is that everything is very, very green.

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    1. I'm glad I took the pics because honestly it is hard to believe that snow happened, except for the damage, which is minor everywhere except the silver maple. Supposed to be in the 80s soon. Amazing.

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