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Thursday, December 1, 2011

65 MPH winds........whew hold on tight

I have a wonderful Ponderosa Pine in my front yard. My parents planted this tree 42 years ago. So it is an great tree and provides us with shade for all of our garage sales and the kids love it because fairy build nests in the crooks of its branches. While fall is the time for all the needles and pine cones to fall and leave a mess for us..............the wind today did the job of zip cleaning the poor thing. It actually looks kinda bald. No more fairy or bird nests, no needles and cones that aren't firmly connected and all the needles are down and blowing through the neighborhood.

I hate it when the wind blows this hard. We usually have this kind of wind in the spring. And it has been blowing since before I got up this morning. The sustained wind has been 35 and the gusts have gotten up to 80 near noon. It is getting a little better now but not by much. Everything that was not battened down has been relocated to who knows where. The flower arrangements, faux pumpkins and gate decorations are missing in action. The covers for the turbines and rain chains on the gutters are down but we did retrieve them. Sure am glad we didn't put up the holiday decorations outside or I would be mourning the loss of Santa in a globe and the candles that flank the gates. Whew, that was close.

So as we greet Texas and Arizona, depending where the wind is coming from, as they relocate themselves here I'll say goodnight and let you know we'll be holding on.


  1. Oh dear, you guys too huh? We had a gust that the wind measuring station on Cairngorm couldn't measure a few days ago as it only goes up to 120 mph o.O I've been half expecting to see Norway or Sweden flying by, but thus far they seem to be holding their own...

  2. I'll set up the big net to catch you as you blow by.

  3. Oh my goodness! Those are dangerously high winds. I am so sorry about the loss of your flower arrangements, pumpkins and gate decorations as well as those poor fairy and bird nests. Hang on, my sweet friend. I hope you are able to sleep somewhat tonight. You will be in my thoughts. Warm hugs to you. Mina

  4. Hey Girl...your pine needles are on my front lawn!! Blowing like a mother out here too...talking snow, but up in the mountains...good, better up there than down here!!

    Well, we're exchanging real estate with NM, AZ, via, NM, and Mexico!! Sounds like our swamp cooler is going to blow off the roof!! Oy. Well, that's a good reason to convert to refrigerated air, right!!! LOL

    Have a good one, mujer.

    Loves ya,

  5. Dang! Sounds like blustery Pooh corner kind of weather. Cold and raining here in the Valley of the Frying Pan with folks snowed in, in the high country.
    Batten down the hatches, put on your seat belt, clench your buttocks, we're in for a bumpy ride.
    Always, Queenie

  6. Maybe the wind was just taking away some bad energy and cleaning the path for a lot of good. One can only hope, right?

  7. Holy smokes! That is some wind. It's sad that all your all decorations got taken away and blown goodness knows where and that your poor Ponderosa is looking bald minus her fairy and bird houses and pine cones. We get some very heavy winds here now and then, but it's been calm as of late. I hope the winds die down very quickly for you all and thank goodness you didn't put up Santa and the candles. You'd have found them in a tangled mess 6 blocks down!

    Brightest blessings for a calmer day,

  8. I can't say I'm terribly fond of forceful winds either. We've got a tree near the new cedar fence that looks about ready to come down on the fence with the next big gust. We've been getting really high winds here too the past week or so and I'm afraid to put any decorations out so fear they'll end up in your yard.

  9. You save Santa.. you're a hero!

    Sorry about the tree. Thankfully it remained standing.

  10. We had some fierce winds a day or so ago, just before the big storm came in with single-digit temps and snow and ice. I have to say, all the leaves I kept sweeping and rearranging are somewhere over the mountains and in the Tularosa Basin by now. Such a clean patio!

    Stay warm, and keep visiting The Zees!


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