This is the view from the patio.
Half the walnut tree fell down, half remains standing.
It took out about half the canopy of the goldenraintree too.
Losing half the walnut tree left a substantial hole in the canopy on the east side of the yard.
Looking north, you can see the horizontal part of the trunk.
The barrel garden and kinetic sculpture escaped unscathed.
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.
This part of the trunk is lying about shoulder-height off the ground.
Here's another view showing what's left of the goldenraintree.
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.
White penstemon is blooming in the wildflower garden.
So is this thing.
Here is the wildflower garden.
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 a young cup plant in the prairie garden.
Here is the prairie garden looking east.
Asiatic lilies are blooming around the telephone pole.
This is the wagonwheel garden.
Yucca is blooming in the white garden.
The flowers were closed in daylight when I took the picture, but opened up in the evening.
Serviceberries are ripe. We made a smoothie with them today. :D
The first daylily is blooming.
Here is the south lot.
The septic garden is blooming.
This is butterflyweed.
The purple and white garden is mostly hostas.
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.