Then everything wild broke lose, 100 mph winds, crashing trees, the whooshing of the generator starting up again and large trees blocking main streets and throughout the neighborhoods.
It has been determined that it was a tornado that touched down which is unusual for for our location, but what isn't unusual this year!
I had taken some photos before the storm and would certainly see the difference when assessing the damage.
All The Rage
Toppled over in the storm, now propped up with a stake
Cinco de Mayo
Difficult to get a realistic photo, very smoky color
(My favorite rose for its long blooming habit and great succession of colors)
The storm is over but many are still without power and the clean up will go on for several weeks. My garden escaped severe damage so it will be an unusual frame around the garden stroll with fallen trees everywhere, kind of like a war zone with little respites in between.
Many of the clematis are now blooming and even though I took these photos before the tornado, they came through just fine.
Comtesse de Bouchard
This is one clematis that does not disappoint (type 3)
General Sikorski (type 2)
I always worry about the algae in the birdbath but I recently read that it not a problem, only aesthetic.
This a a new one purchased this spring.
Hagley Hybrid (type 3)
Rouge Cardinal (type 3)
The Veggie Garden
I am growing a miniature eggplant and they seem to be doing very well. The cucumbers are just about to climb the trellis.