Sunday, September 2, 2012
We have had quite a summer. We have survived a derecho, sweltering heat and a drought.
This sweet little sunflower survived and grew where a flower shouldn't grow and survive.
It sprouted all by itself between the sidewalk and the 4 x 4. It is a survivor!
A few weeks after the derecho, we had a viscous lightning storm. The day after, we saw what the ear piercing lightning hit. Our beautiful sycamore tree was struck at the tip top and the force went down the entire tree and out the earth around it. Since it happened, the tree has deteriorated more and more each day.
Will it survive to live another year? I really don't think so. I will miss it, I've watched it grow from a very small tree to the majestic one it is today.
If you go here, scroll down the page and you will see what our sycamore tree looked like a few winters ago with it's perfect shape. It also might make you feel a little cooler in this hot weather we're having.
Posted by Janet Smart at Writing in the Blackberry Patch.