Monday, January 18, 2010

Almost Jericho!!!!

We're getting rain today....and wind. It's a very intense storm that's moving through Southern California with several more stacked up and waiting, and many areas (not us) are in danger from mudslides. We had our own little drama take place yesterday.

You may remember that I posted this....



picture of a cottonwood tree in our neighbor's yard. It is a huge tree with roots spreading out into various yards and causing a lot of problems. The owners of the tree decided to have it trimmed and a work crew arrived on January 2nd to do the trimming. The only problem is, the crew was not a professional tree trimming crew and apparently didn't know anything about trees because this....



is what the tree looks like now. You may also notice a huge gaping section of the fence is missing from our backyard! When they trimmed the tree several large branches fell into our yard, damaging our sprinkler system and breaking two significant limbs on one of our apple trees....and the fence was leaning with parts of it broken. Yesterday afternoon the wind took care of the fence! It came down in one loud crash....



falling into another neighbor's yard. Since they have two small dogs he put up a temporary fence right away....



Isn't that lovely!!! And to top it all, the neighbor who set this whole thing in motion, the owner of the tree, is just today getting his wife out of the hospital where she had heart surgery and this tree was her favorite!

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We spent Saturday with family....had a cookout and enjoyed the day. Lots of fun and laughter and good times. I didn't have a lot of time to create my art journal pages so this is all I managed....

January 16:



and here's the one I did for Sunday....

January 17:



So far today I haven't had time to do any art but this evening I'm sure I'll be able to spend some time creating.

How was your weekend? I hope you had some fun.