Elizabeth Barrette (ysabetwordsmith) wrote,
Elizabeth Barrette
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Last night, a storm blew down half a walnut tree in the yard by the house, which used to be the bee tree. I'm very glad that the bees settled in the savanna this year! I took some pictures of the fallen tree. (You can also read my previous post "From Snag to Log.")


This is the view from the patio.
This is the view from the patio showing the fallen tree.


Half the walnut tree fell down, half remains standing.
Here you can see the fallen tree and its upright section.


It took out about half the canopy of the goldenraintree too.
The falling walnut half tore down about half the canopy of the goldenraintree.


Losing half the walnut tree left a substantial hole in the canopy on the east side of the yard.
Losing half the walnut tree made a significant hole in the canopy over the eastern part of the yard.


Looking north, you can see the horizontal part of the trunk.
This is a horizontal view of the fallen trunk, looking north.


The barrel garden and kinetic sculpture escaped unscathed.
The barrel garden and kinetic sculpture escaped intact.


The dark part is where some of the inside had rotted away.  Just right of that is a narrow streak of white wood that showed up very vividly at night, but you can barely see it by day.  The torn wood gives off a sharp, raw smell.
The trunk has a narrow vertical scar that showed bright white at night when this first happened.


This part of the trunk is lying about shoulder-height off the ground.
This part of the trunk is about shoulder-height off the ground.


Here's another view showing what's left of the goldenraintree.
This is a view of the goldenraintree with the fallen walnut.


Pie cherries are ripe in the orchard.
Pie Cherries are ripe in the orchard.


In the savanna, I found several large slabs of bark, which I stacked to make a bug shelter.
I found several large bark slabs in the savanna and made a bug shelter.


White penstemon is blooming in the wildflower garden.
White penstemon is blooming in the wildflower garden.


So is this thing.
This white thing is blooming too.


Here is the wildflower garden.
This is the wildflower garden.


This is the savanna looking east.
This is the savanna looking east.


This is the west edge of the savanna.  The hedge is fairly visible, but you can't really see the inner row of short trees, except for a bit of the redbud.
This is the west edge of the savanna.


This is a young cup plant in the prairie garden.
This is a young compass plant.


Here is the prairie garden looking east.
This is the prairie garden looking east.


Asiatic lilies are blooming around the telephone pole.
Asiatic Lilies are blooming around the telephone pole.


This is the wagonwheel garden.
This is the wagonwheel garden.


Yucca is blooming in the white garden.
Here is the white garden.


The flowers were closed in daylight when I took the picture, but opened up in the evening.
The yucca is beginning to bloom in the white garden.


Serviceberries are ripe.  We made a smoothie with them today.  :D
Serviceberries are ripe.


The first daylily is blooming.
The first daylily is blooming.


Here is the south lot.
This is the south lot looking east.


The septic garden is blooming.
This is the septic garden.


This is butterflyweed.
Butterflyweed is blooming.


The purple and white garden is mostly hostas.
This is the purple and white garden.


The picnic table has a container garden.
The picnic table has a container garden.


The thing about wild gardening is you never know what's going to happen. It's not about controlling things. If you want control, plant a formal garden. Wild gardening is about creating opportunities and niches. It's about observing, accepting, and appreciating the cycle of life and death.
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