Mother Nature creates some spectacular scenes...and I would love the scene we woke up to this morning if it was December or January....but this is March...in fact it is March 29 and this kind of scene is NOT appreciated at this time of year.
We knew it was coming so Irv put bins and buckets over the bleeding hearts that were already coming up to protect them.
It really did look pretty when I looked out the back door, but then when I headed outside and saw our 50 year old lilac "tree" on top of Irv's pick up truck. I was so sad. I can't call it a bush....she is a mighty 18 feet tall!
I went in to bundle up and Irv started smacking the branches with a broom to try to get some of the snow and ice off. We could see where limbs had snapped off, but couldn't really tell what was snapped and what was just sagging because of the weight of the ice and snow.
Once we got some of it cleared away....we had lost one large limb and one smaller one. The largest parts of it were sagging so bad that we had to prop them with 2 X 4's to help support them so they won't snap. It's really disappointing because it was covered with buds and now the little guys are frozen and we won't have any flowers this year. What a bummer!
Mother Nature......Beauty and the Beast! Have a wonderful day!