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November snowstorm

We had a little surprise on Nov. 8, 2011--about 4 inches of wet heavy snow. The snow was preceeded by hours of rain and freezing rain, all too much for our silver maple and its lovely yellow leaves. We woke up to a yard full of fallen branches and wrecked gutters (which had just been cleared of leaves at considerable expense). The damage and the happier results of the recovery are depicted-the tree was saved, the yard cleared, and MJ even raked leaves while I and my bad neck assisted.
Silver maple looking sad
Silver maple looking sad
Yellow against white, a pretty sight
Yellow against white, a pretty sight
It looked like a lot of damage on the ground, the roof and in the tree
It looked like a lot of damage on the ground, the roof and in the tree
Wright Outdoor was there in two hours, they got the branches off the sidewalk
Wright Outdoor was there in two hours, they got the branches off the sidewalk
Big branch down
Big branch down
The whole front yard filled with broken branches
The whole front yard filled with broken branches
Burning bush with frosting
Burning bush with frosting
Worker in tree-he hoisted himself up with ropes and pulleys
Worker in tree-he hoisted himself up with ropes and pulleys
Getting to the damaged branches
Getting to the damaged branches
That is a chain saw on his belt and he used it
That is a chain saw on his belt and he used it
Checking the rig and going up
Checking the rig and going up
Wood chips fly 30 feet off the ground
Wood chips fly 30 feet off the ground
Hardy pansies survived the big storm
Hardy pansies survived the big storm
Hauling the tree limbs to the chipper
Hauling the tree limbs to the chipper
MJ raked, I held the leaf bag
MJ raked, I held the leaf bag