Hurricane Ike brought us no rain. Only a few large scattered drops. We are in drought. The only thing this garden received from Ike was a wind storm with gusts of 60 miles an hour and 30 to 40 miles an hour sustained winds all day Sunday. The plants, large and small, felt its desiccating effects. That much wind and no rain in existing mild drought conditions is not a good thing.
The trees danced wildly and showed their limber resistance. We lost one tree and parts of others. There is much cleanup that needs to be done. The tree we lost is the largest and oldest of the redbud trees. I have a call in to the tree service company and a long to-do list waiting for them.
I may not get any writing done for a few days while the work is busy here. During the long pause, perhaps you would be interested in seeing other paws. So, I will leave you with a link to one section of my web site, The Garden At Crocker Croft.
That section is Critter Crossings. You might enjoy browsing around there, but be careful... Fizz lives in the basement (footer), and he bites!