The Trees Topple

I feel like one of the three little pigs and the big bad wolf is trying to blow the house down.  I’m the one with the brick house so I think I’m safe but my container trees are not so secure.  Already some are lying on their sides; I didn’t bother to straighten them. I don’t want to go outside and anyway, they’ll just be blown down again.  It’s two o’clock in the morning and there’s no sleep with this howling so I’ve the put the kettle on .

It’s my fault because I’ve let some of them grow too tall and they are a bit top heavy.  It’s been raining non-stop and the canopies of the trees have become heavier still.  Most of the containers were balanced on three bricks to facilitate drainage but some have only two and not so steady on their feet.

But I have never known such wind.  In fact my property is quite protected.  I am surrounded by taller buildings and tall trees.  I have trouble getting TV reception because of that, and the internet comes and goes.  I sleep through most nights, usually unaware of storms.  This is something else.

No doubt the news will tell us that this sets a record.  We’ve had so much record breaking weather lately that we can no longer deny climate change, although being Australians, our government can and does.  I have promised myself not to write about politics or use foul language but I have to say this:  we have a *#@^@*#ø# for a Prime Minister.  There.

There is a giant Grevillea robusta (Silky Oak) next door that I hope will not be blown down or I will be homeless.

About Mary Tang

An urban orchardist everyday, a volunteer regularly, a poet sometimes and a blogger since March 2015. I travel when I can. Food is a constant.
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10 Responses to The Trees Topple

  1. mattb325 says:

    The wind has been howling here since Saturday and with heavy rain, intermittent sleet, small hail, plus the power going on and off, it’s been chilly in the mountains. The wind has torn off some of the soffit lining from the eaves, so it is pretty fierce!
    Fingers crossed that the wind doesn’t do too much damage to your potted orchard.

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  2. I sympathise with you over the wind. Ours sometimes drive Jackie mad

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  3. robert okaji says:

    Take care, Mary. We suffered through a nasty little storm a few nights ago, but emerged intact. I wish you and your trees all the best.

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