The first Sunday of our vacation there was a wild wind storm in the evening, we battened down the hatches, scurried inside the house and watched a DVD. Nightie night.
On Monday morning it was overcast, slight breeze blowing and a chill in the air (this was the coolest day we had the entire holiday!) I noticed that there was a great deal of Cotton Wood tree debris spread across the back yard, so I proceeded out back with the intention of just clearing away the debris from the yard.
Well to my shock as I rounded the corner... a neighbours' Ponderosa Pine tree had snapped off, it came crashing down through another yard (squwashing their fence) and brought down with it several large boughs and branches of a neighbouring Cotton Wood tree.... right smack across our fence, into one of the vegetable gardens and created one heck of a mess!
Thankfully, the little pool house and garden shed were not hit, that would have been a disaster. A friend came over with a chain saw to help remove the larger tree bough.
So here are some photos of our adventures in clearing trees after they've blown down.