Friday, January 19, 2007

My poor trees!

This weather has been so crazy. We had a hard freeze a few nights ago and every tree and plant we have are severely damaged. You can see the before and after in the color of my 2 big trees. They WERE a beautiful bright green, now they are black and brown....so ugly! The tree lover that I am is soooo sad about this. It's never happened before, so I don't know if they will come back or not, but they look just terrible...makes me sick!Back in February of 2005 we had a huge amount of rain, which is really unusual for Arizona. My next door neighbor's cactus had taken on more than it could handle and fell over in the night. We herd the big thump. The next morning I had to take pictures. I had Chad stand next to it so you could get a better idea of just how huge this cactus was. I'm always amazed by the effects weather has on our life's. Some people lose their homes to weather, so I really shouldn't complain about trees, but I do love them so much!
Susie Q posted pictures of Chad's care package on her blog. It's packed FULL of wonderful things he is sure to love. You'll have to scroll down a bit on her blog because she is a very busy blogger. :o) Then you'll HAVE to go check out Andi's M&M's! I can honestly say that this is the first time M&M's have brought me to tears....seriously...just so sweet! I really do have the dearest friends! Thanks you ladies!
I was reading Heidi Swapps blog this morning and had to giggle when I discovered that she is pregnant again with her 5th child. The reason I giggled is because Capri and baby Mark are only a few weeks apart in age and Heidi is due July 15th...Brittany is due July 18th. They are both having VERY close in age babies. I'm happy for her growing family. Stop by and congratulate her.
This feels so strange blogging in the afternoon instead of late at night, but I've got work to do then we're going out on a date with Mark's brother Rodney, his wife Cam, Brek and Brittany. Should be a fun night. I LOVE date night!
I just wrote this whole thing and blogger ate it and went down for a while...sheesh! Crossing my fingers this goes through when I click publish.


20 comments:

Diane said...

Your poor trees is right! How sad! I hope they come back around.
That is so neat that Heidi is pregnant again. Have a fun night out with your family.

Andi said...

I'm sure your trees will come back again! Now the neighbors cactus doesn't stand a chance but I really believe your trees will be fine.

Your date night sounds so much fun. I adore how you do the neatest family things together. I think that's so special.

Chickenbells said...

Oh trees are so wonderful...I hate it when anything happens to them...Have a fun date night!!

Cee said...

Enjoy date night. I don't even know what that is anymore. ;).

Briana said...

Date night, what a fun idea. We need to start that now that we have found some college-age babysitters that the boys love!

I think your trees will come back, they are really big, so it would take a lot to kill them off.

I saw Heidi's blog first thing the morning and my first thought was that I'm jealous! I'm ready to have our 3rd and final child, but I don't think my DH is yet.

Anonymous said...

you have a beautiful home. TFS. Liann

Chris said...

I agree about the tree's they should come back and more pretty then before...It might be late spring or into summer but they should be fine..They might loose a bunch of leaves first.
I can't believe your cold weather. WOW

Sounds like a load of fun for date night.

Valerie said...

yippeee!! have fun on date night tonight, missy, and i must go check out Susie's care package for ideas!!

Jen said...

Tell me what kind of trees they are as well as what your exact concern is and I will ask DH, he is a CTE-certified tree expert.

maggie Holmes said...

oh, i'm sorry about your trees! i hope they come back!! have a fun night!!

textile_fetish said...

Is your grass normally that green in January? Your trees will come back I bet. I don't know what kind they are, but for everywhere else, even Texas, that is normal!

Cee said...

Textile_Fetish: Here's the 411:

We plant winter grass here. ;)

Shelli said...

We've been hit with freezing weather too. I can't get over the size of that cactus.

Sheila said...

My cousin in Arizona was saying the same thing. She said they had terrible frost damage -- a lot of plants were ruined, it was the coldest night in 16 years.

Susie Q said...

I am betting the tress will come back but I know that is an upset for you.
That cactus picture is amazing!
I hope your date night is super! I can not wait to return to those again!
Have a sweet Sunday.
Love and hugs,
Sue

Regina said...

I love your scrap room! Right now I have a half of a small room and it is no where near enough...

Coleen said...

When I was a kid we had this HUGE amazing weeping willow. It was so big that I could climb way up with my napsck and lay on my favorite branch. I had my book and a drink and som little snacks in my bag. I would spend hours reading up in that tree. One winter we have a severe storm and many of the branches actually broke off. I was devastated. THe good news was come summer you would never have known it happened. I hope its the same with your beautiful trees.

Katherine said...

The trees behind us look like that too. Ugh. We had it happen before to ours at our old house, and they did come back. It just took a little while. :)

TK Angels said...

Wow-Arizona hit with freezing weather. California hit with snow. Global warming?

We got some snow today. About 1 1/2". You can see it from Sue's blog. We are suppose to get freezing rain tonight and tomorrow morning.

Take care and stay warm :)
Terri

Heather said...

That is one big cactus! I have never been out west, but would love to come some day! My husband tells me all the time how beautiful it is out there!
You are right...those poor trees! They looked so pretty in the before picture :)