Here a Tree, There a Tree, Everywhere a Tree Down

We woke to the hum of chain saws and generators this morning after spending much of yesterday surveying the damage from that wicked Irene. And you know what? The weather is beautiful. Yesterday and today. Just beautiful.

Before I take you on a little photo tour, I have to say a little prayer – whatever that is, dogs don’t pray you know, we just cross our paws, hunker down and hope for the best – for everybody who was hurt. Or worse.

My peeps tell me that They’ve been through hurricanes before. Not me. This was my first and I hope it was my last. Back in 2003 Isabel blew through here followed by Gaston. Whoa. I’m really glad I missed those. I wasn’t born yet. They lost power for around 10 days back then. We lost it for only 20 minutes yesterday. (I’m crossing my paws that it stays on!)

OK. Here’s a little photo tour of stuff We saw yesterday.

Follow me. Watch the leaves. Don't track them in your house.

This tree smashed somebody's car.

Road closed.

This big 'ole branch just missed a house.

Looks like this tree was just about dead inside doesn't it?

Look at the grub inside this dead part with the yellow jackets eating it!!???? Click on it to see a bigger picture of it. It's really gross! But I digress.....

Another road closed.

This one missed a house too. But it was close.

No thoroughfare here.

This one missed a garage by just a little bit.

Another lucky house. Just missed it.

This big one just missed somebody's side porch by a foot.

Here's a close up of that big 'ole other one.

Everywhere We went, a tree was down.

Lucky it didn't fall in the road!


The top of this tree took out the chimney and half of an attic window.

This one missed a house, too.

Whew. Gotta take a break. That's all the pictures I have.

Y’all, lemme tell you, there was a bunch more damage, but as you can see, a lot of trees didn’t hit houses. But I have to tell you about one We didn’t take a picture of. A big ‘ole tree fell smack in the middle of a house. The family was inside at the time. They got out. Too much…

OOH…. before I forget, just in case you’re wondering, my Sniglet is fine. Her house is OK, too. Our house weathered the storm. My dog friends may not have power at their houses, but they’re OK. And We’re so sorry for those who lost their homes.

You just never know about nature do you?

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Winston welcomes you to The Scottie Chronicles - a blog that began in 2009 as a voice for Stuart, a more than memorable black, brindle and white Scottish Terrier who captured hearts around the world. Stuart passed suddenly in December 2015 from cardiac hemangiosarcoma, a nasty cancer that took him far too early. If you love Scotties, please follow along. Arroooo!
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11 Responses to Here a Tree, There a Tree, Everywhere a Tree Down

  1. meesh1957 says:

    Stu Dude,

    Glad you are OK and Sniglet too!

    Angus and Fergus

  2. Susan Weinstein says:

    We are happy that you are safe and sound. We would have missed your missives Shelby and Sid

  3. Lee says:

    Hellooo Stuart ~ Oh so glad your safe along with your peeps and Sniglet and your house. Looks like you are going to have a lot less shade.
    Did the rains put out the Dismal Swamp fire?
    Seems strange to say, but when the winds from Ike 2009 hit us in Cincinnati at 90 miles per hour my street looked just like those pictures. We are still scratching our heads how does hurricane winds make it into the midwest?
    Sweet William The Scot

  4. Kyla says:

    Kenzie and I were worried about you and yours. It looks like instead of piddling, you’re going to have to hold it in until new trees grow! You may be OK in that department as long as the fire hydrants didn’t blow away.

  5. rottrover says:

    WOWZERS!! Guess you’ll have firewood for the next few winters, huh? We are pleased to hear that you did not suffer any damage from Irene. All those beautiful old trees, though… so sad.

    Sending rottie kisses and strength to your neighbors who incurred losses!

    -Gizmo, Bart and Ruby

  6. Daisy says:

    We’re happy to hear about Sniglet. Wow, that Irene was in ONE BAD MOOD! We’re glad most of those trees missed houses. Now you’ve got to put up with noisy chainsaws!

    XXXOOO Daisy, Kendra & Bella

  7. Piper MacT says:

    Geeze, that looks scary. Mom and Dad talk about a storm called Lothar that hit here on Boxing Day back in 99, but yours looks pretty bad too. Glad you and Sniglet (and of course your peeps) are alright, and your houses didn’t get dinged.

  8. We’re so glad you’re safe. We’ve been so concerned about you and your Peeps and Sniglet!!

  9. Hoke says:

    What a mess…thanks for popping over to see how I was. Storms are just not my thing…it’s a lot for one dog to handle. I mean I have to scare away the rain, protect the rumbling house all while staying right by them so that nothing gets them. My butt was so close to them, i thought I’d need a crow-bar to get me off!!! Anyway, so glad you are safe and sound…even if you had to keep the toilet bowl company. Thanks for being a friend.

    Bark Bark Irene!! Take that!!

  10. Your neighborhood looks very similar to ours, Stuart. We’re so happy that you made it through okay!

    Love ya lots
    Maggie and Mitch

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