Friday, January 22, 2010

Blowing In The Wind



It's been quite a week, weather wise. There was a rare tornado warning, coupled with two days of rain and high winds. When it blew like this last December, the vine blew off the front porch. Once we'd gotten it back up, we lashed it with ropes to the cross beams - problem solved!

Since the vine wasn't going anywhere, the wind blew the back fence down, instead. Between termite damage and wood rot, a lot of it just crumbled away. Once it hit the ground hard, it was apparent part of it was being held together by paint. But it's standing again, with so much rope holding it together, it looks more like a macrame project than a fence. Perhaps a new fence this spring...

In the meantime, hopefully the rain we've received will ease the drought and mandatory water rationing.

3 comments:

High Desert Diva said...

Fence as macrame...you just might start a new trend.

I was wondering what the weather was like for you. Hope it eases up soon!

steven said...

golden west - it's a whole different world of weather out there! poor fence. have a peaceful and calm evening!! steven

Rachel Fenton said...

I hope the fence was the worst of the damage....we've had a lot of rain and it's looked like there was going to be a storm once or twice but then...zilch...good thing really as our house seems to take off when the washing machine's on spin so I dread to think what would happen in a proper storm.

I like the idea of tying it all back together.