Monday, April 09, 2007

The Fury of Nature

At what point should humans give up on trying to control nature? Kate and I tried, we tried extremely hard, to minimize the damage Mother Nature had in store for our plants. We used every sheet in the closet to cover our bounty. The trees that would provide tasty fruits over the summer might have been okay with 1 night in the 20s, but 4 nights… They couldn’t handle that much stress from the freezing temps. I really feel sorry for all the fruit farmers, their livelihood may have just vanished over this Easter weekend. Pictures are posted below, but they’re not for the faint of heart.

The big Plum looks okay from a distance.

Now take a closer look at the fruit, they should be green.

Even the Mulberry tree didn't like the frost.

The Figs are bad, but not destroyed.

The Crepe Myrtles took a nasty hit, fortunately we've got many of them.

The Cana Lilly beds.

Sole Survivor.

Butterfly Bush isn't quite dead yet.

The Hydrangeas should bounce back quickly.

It is unfortunate, the curb appeal of our home took a nose dive with the temperature.


Liz said...

My mom was so sad about how all her early spring blooms froze to death and there was nothing she could do about it. I also wonder what will happen with all the farmers.

Jon said...

Stuff has bounced back pretty quickly. Hopefully the plums will be our only fruit loss. I hope your mother was able to salvage some of her plants.