Friday, September 30, 2011

Autumal Winds

In typical Minnesota
fashion,
we went from 81 degrees
on Wednesday to
61 degrees on
Thursday.
What made it unique
though was the wind.
It held steady most
of the day but occasionally
offered gusts of in excess of 45 mph.

If you don't know, by now,
I live amid 100's of pine trees.
Look closely at the picture below:


Check out my screen door:




The next ones went right through the screen:


A small portion
of what's covering my deck.



Poor little oak tree
almost blew away.



No harm.  No foul.
Just a nuisance.
Tolerable,
thanks to these:


And especially
to these:


Doesn't get much better!

20 comments:

Paula said...

Do the birds holler high in those pine trees? Bet those pine needles could almost be a weapon with the high wind. It must be very pretty there.

Gloria said...

I can just smell those pine trees!

Sharon said...

We have a very windy day here, ourselves and we've had a big temp drop. Feels a lot more like autumn today than yesterday did!

I like your pictures, especially that last one! Pretty!

TexWisGirl said...

jill, the pin cushion. :)

missing moments said...

Love those golden red leaves. No the clean up begins, heh!

Donna said...

Geez!! I'd hate to be outside there in a strong Wind!!Hahaa
hughugs

Lisa @ Two Bears Farm said...

At least your screen doors aren't all covered in stinkbugs! Sigh.

Madi and Mom said...

Great pictures...with winds like that pine needles become flying projectiles....wear goggles outside.
It is 80 today but by tomorrow it will hardly reach 60. Must be some of your air coming this way.
Hugs Madi and Mom

Buttons said...

You have to love the smell of the pine it is worth it. I love the maple leaves they are changing fast here also. Burrrr cold here too.B

Chatty Crone said...

Phew - you do live up north where it is going to get cold! sandie

Bonnie said...

Do you use pine needles to mulch in winter? They really are my favorite. If you have azaleas the pine needles will supply the acid for the most beautiful blooms. Lovely tree. Bonnie

Michaele said...

Must smell great. That is the first thing I think of when I see the needles.

Nancy @ A Rural Journal said...

We have Ponderosa Pine around the house and I am getting those needles everywhere too. Will be time to rake them up soon. :)

Jackie said...

I felt like a tornado was going through... i have a lot of yard pick up to tend to. I love mInnesota, never a dull moment

Saun said...

Great series, We had the strong winds too but with rain also. Damp and cold brrr.

Debbie said...

the pine needles sure can be a pain!!

gorgeous leaves!! have a wonderful weekend!!

forgetmenot said...

Surrounded by pine trees--can't get much better than that. Love that last shot of red maple (?) leaves--really pretty. Have a terrific weekend. Mickie :)

Dianna said...

Our temp also dropped here in Virginia yesterday. I think our high was 83, and last night it was 59! Brr..
Love your last photo with that beautiful foliage. We don't have that here yet - but later this month!

Kerri said...

Lovely pics! Windy and chilly here today.

Amy said...

i love those leaf pictures ! the fall is sure beautiful! i cant believe that a needle went right through your screen door! thats nuts!