Sunday, September 14, 2008

The Edge of Ike

This happened during breakfast. BOOM!

Poor arbor.

Poor porch!

Dogs must walk.

This is the river. It doesn't usually have WAVES!

Bracing against the wind.
She's a crazy woman.

Our neighbor's ancient oak.

Hug your hounds
*** addendum- 7:10 pm - The rest of the neighbor's ancient oak just fell. It went all the way across the street, taking power lines and blowing a series of transformers. Within seconds, literally seconds, at least thirty people from our neighborhood there. Zoom! Whippet speed. Checking to see if everyone was all right. They are. Everyone is fine. Half of the houses are without power, but everyone is safe. After my walk this morning, the wind persisted, and there is now much more damage. HUGE old trees down everywhere. Some houses squished. Some cars squished. Lots of broken windows. I haven't heard the actual wind velocity yet. Makes me feel very small, and very fortunate.


  1. Whoa. I think Ike must have like Paducah....Ouch. Glad y'all are ok.

  2. Oh not good. Glad you guys are all okay. Poor trees.

  3. OMDog! So glad you guys are all ok. That must have been some scary wind to rip up that beautiful old oak!

    stay safe,

    Ben xxxx

  4. Oh My Goodness....We spent time helping muzzer tie things up and down because we were supposed to get that kind of wind! But we have had a non-event. Teka says to tell you that Swede William can come here until things are OK at home.


  5. Oh no, did the oak hit your house?? How terrible & poor tree. So sad to see old trees get ripped apart from storms. We are glad no one was injured. Hope your walk in the wind was fun!
    Luv & Wirey Hugs!
    Butchy & Snickers

  6. These storms are so unpredictable. No one was hurt, we hope. We like breezes -- but strong winds are another thing altogether.

    When we think that Ike almost came here, we breathe a deep sigh of gratitude -- but then, feel so awful for those where it actually went.

    Jake and Just Harry

  7. Swede William definitely looks concerned!

  8. Wow! You guys got more than we did. I was prepared for something with wind a fury...we got a nice, occasionally blustery storm with 3.5 inches of rain....but nothing more.

  9. Poor trees!
    Glad everyone is ok!
    Kisses and hugs

  10. Glad all the furkids and you are safe! We're even getting a bit of Ike backlash waaaay up here in MN. Not fun.

  11. that's scary. we're glad you and the whippets are okay.


  12. As hubby and I watched the path that Ike was taking out of Tx. I commented to hubby that it was getting mighty close to Peedukie!

    Glad you guys are safe.

    Vee and Nearly

  13. Sorry to hear that. Hope everyone was safely out of it eventhough some of the properties weren't. Glad you all are safe though. Stay safe now!

  14. That nasty Ike is leaving his destructive mark everywhere!
    We're so glad you're safe!

    Love ya lots,
    Maggie and Mitch

  15. Glad our friends in Paducah are ok....thankfully the damage does not appear to have taken any lives in your hood....r

  16. I think you are going to have to move to the U.K. and live down the road from me! How great that would be..............

  17. So sorry to hear that your old trees were affected but glad that you all are ok!

    Hugs to the whippets and to you!

    Kathy and Star the Wonder Dog

  18. Nice to hear that you live in a nice neighborhood with caring neighbors!

    Keep safe!


    Dog lover

  19. joey said because it is MY birthday I can do the comments today!


    OMDOG JOey would have so totally PEED ALL OVER THE PLACE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    SOrry about that nice old tree, but happy you guys are OK!!!!


  20. Michael and Xan were telling all about how Xan saw a huge flash of blue out the kitchen window and then a crack and THEN the shower of fireworks streaming over our van. Quite the story and quite the pictures you have.
    Hope you are able to salvage the arbor!
    And get those dogs inside...they look worried.

  21. Pretty scary huh girl? We had trees down in the roads all around my house. Sure thankful noone was hurt in Paducah.


Love your comments! Love them we do. Don't be bashful! Thank you for visiting :-)