Sunday, January 25, 2015

Pltycerium is down again........

100 pound Pltycerium AKA stag-horn fern photo from archives
STAGHORN IS DOWN AGAIN... the wind blew it right out of the chains, and left them dangling. He just hung it back up for the 2nd time. 1st the chain limb broke off, 2nd the chains broke.

Our weather is doing the roller coaster thing AGAIN ... Friday  was 79 F and HOT...

Saturday morning we woke up to a cool 69 degrees going to 64, down not up and after dark dropping to 45 on Sunday am...

We woke up at 4 am to the sound of howling wind, wind that we could hear it was so loud..  and 45 degrees.. I said to Bob, that wind is scaring me... I did not find out until today, Sunday AM at 5 when I read about the tornado that touched down at 4 AM Saturday morning in our State park that is about 20 miles from us.
No wonder the Staghorn fell...

Excerpt from Bradenton Herald
Iit touched down in the Myakka State Forest as an EF-0. Winds were estimated at 85 miles per hour. IThe twister stayed on the ground for about one mile, snapping trees and tossing a ranger station trailer 40 yards away. The trailer was destroyed. No one was injured.
Read more here: http://www.bradenton.com/2015/01/25/5600312_tornado-touches-down-in-myakka.html?rh=1#storylink=cpy

Bradenton Herald Tornado Touches Down

25 comments:

DeniseinVA said...

As tornadoes go that is to darned close. Sorry about the stag horn.

EG CameraGirl said...

Tornadoes are so scary and so unpredictable! Glad no one was injured.

Your poor fern!

eileeninmd said...

Good Morning, Sandra.. I guess with winds that high and a tornado you should thank god that only the staghorn fell down.. The Myakka Park suffered a lot of damage.. I hope all is well now! Happy Sunday!

Madi and Mom said...

Good grief! That is way too lose for comfort! I know Fl is famous for tstorms, do you have many tornadoes?
Hugs
Madi and mom

Molly TheWally said...

Scary but so glad you are OK. Have a serene and easy Sunday
Best wishes Molly

TexWisGirl said...

so glad no one was injured! the tree loss would be bad enough in a park. sorry about the staghorn!

Cranberry Morning said...

Yikes! Glad the rangers were safe. Sorry about the staghorn. And what's with that crazy fluctuating weather you're having!

Linda P. said...

That sounds scary! I don't like strong winds and any other weather except that. Glad no-one was injured. All the best Sandra.

Rose said...

Poor old staghorn--but lucky you guys were missed by the tornado.

One touched down 20 miles or so from my daughter, in California not too many weeks ago. And that is a rare occasion for CA to have a tornado.

Inger said...

No wonder you were scared. Lucky it didn't hit a populated area, 20 miles is not really far. Hope the weather settles down for you.

Ginny said...

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Ginny said...

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A Quiet Corner said...

That fern just refuses to quit! That is hot for January, isn't it? Do tornados come though often?...:)JP

Debby@Just Breathe said...

Wow that was pretty close. We get Santa Ana winds in the Winter months or we get rain. We have had winds all week long and they are so annoying. Glad that no one was hurt. Imagine if it had touched down on a community of homes.

Gail said...

Thank goodness it dropped in an underpopulated area.

I used to have one of those plants...killed it.

Susannah said...

Well, I am glad you and Bob are okay. That is the main thing!!! The poor Staghorn. Now what?

Ann Thompson said...

Before we had our roof replaced I would get really nervous every time it got windy. Thank goodness we never had winds like that. Glad that tornado was far enough away from you that that was the only thing that happened.

Rebecca said...

Wow that twister sounded scary. Good luck with that stubborn staghorn.

Ruth Hiebert said...

That weather sounds vicious.Stay safe.

barbara l. hale said...

Odd time of year for a tornado, isn't it? Glad it wasn't closer to you, but poor Staghorn. We didn't have the best weather while we were in Florida this year, but all things being relative, it would have been worse up in these parts.

Terri B said...

Goodness- tornadoes in January- just crazy, but we had bad ones in December. I really want a storm shelter! Today we have roaring winds up to 25 mph. It makes me think something is coming in behind it.

Andrew Fulton said...

Nothing quite that here... hope all's well.

SweetMarie said...

so glad you all are okay!! I've cut back watching the news again, too depressing.

Just Me Pooh said...

Oh, no!! Sorry it fell again but sure happy to know you all are safe. Hugs

pattisjarrett said...

The wind is howling here tonight. Hope the fern will be ok. Tornadoes can tear up a lot in a hurry, glad you are ok.