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Pennsylvania (Zone 6b)
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Cinta
Sep 17, 2015 3:33 PM CST
Got off the mower to get a drink and look what happened.


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There was no reason for the limb to fall. No wind. No bad weather. It was just that limbs time but not mine. Crying
Name: Debra
Garland, TX (NE Dallas suburb) (Zone 8a)
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lovemyhouse
Sep 17, 2015 3:51 PM CST
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Name: Reine
Porter, Texas (Zone 9a)
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Reine
Sep 17, 2015 4:19 PM CST
That urge for a drink was God at work. He works in mysterious ways. Hurray!
Name: Ken Ramsey
Starkville, MS (Zone 8a)
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drdawg
Sep 17, 2015 4:22 PM CST
You are surely a cat with nine, well now only eight, lives. God was certainly looking out for you. Thumbs up
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If God wanted me to touch my toes, he would have put them on my knees.
Pennsylvania (Zone 6b)
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Cinta
Sep 17, 2015 5:08 PM CST
Yes the Lord is not done working on me yet. This is my small one that I use to do the side yard. I have a couple acres and it takes me a long time to do the yard. I just got this one at the end of the season last year on sale so I would not have to use the big one to do the small level part of the property. I am glad it was not my big one.

Although it is not a bad time to be without a tractor because the grass is growing slow now. Oh well I have to give the insurance company a call and see if I can get some help from them. It is time for them to give me some of my money back. Hilarious!
Name: Patti
Wichita, Kansas (Zone 6b)
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Tuckersmom
Sep 17, 2015 5:45 PM CST
So glad you are OK. Your angels were really watching over you today.
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Name: Deb
Pacific Northwest (Zone 8b)
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Bonehead
Sep 17, 2015 5:58 PM CST
Yikes! What kind of tree was that? Might want to check out its other limbs...
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Name: Arlene
Southold, Long Island, NY (Zone 7a)
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pirl
Sep 17, 2015 6:17 PM CST
You were so fortunate!
Pennsylvania (Zone 6b)
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Cinta
Sep 17, 2015 6:19 PM CST
Thank you Patti.

Deb I think it is a big Old Oak tree. When I first brought the property I had 11 trees dropped and I said it looked like I should have dropped more. They are all just too big and old and should come down. I hate to do it because I love the park like look and I feel like I am in the woods. The problem with that is when a tree falls in the woods it is okay because nobody is around. *Blush*

This is where it fell off......It looks like the limb just got heavy and fell. There is no rot or evidence of bugs.

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Name: Greene
Savannah, GA (Sunset 28) (Zone 8b)
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greene
Sep 17, 2015 8:03 PM CST
Another example of why we should not drink and drive. Rolling on the floor laughing
If you had brought your water bottle along on the mower....well, we are all happy that you didn't. Someone smiled down on you today. Thumbs up
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Name: Ken Ramsey
Starkville, MS (Zone 8a)
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drdawg
Sep 17, 2015 8:04 PM CST
I like that, Greene. Very witty! Hurray!
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If God wanted me to touch my toes, he would have put them on my knees.
Pennsylvania (Zone 6b)
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Cinta
Sep 17, 2015 8:16 PM CST
drdawg said:I like that, Greene. Very witty! Hurray!

I agree I agree Rolling on the floor laughing

Yep and it has a cup holder. I will think of you every time I put a drink in my tractor cup holder.
Name: Dirt
(Zone 5b)
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dirtdorphins
Sep 17, 2015 8:49 PM CST
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¡Ay, caramba!
That is freaky!
So glad you needed to get off that mower Cinta!
springfield MO area (Zone 6a)
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Frillylily
Sep 17, 2015 9:45 PM CST
I think this is a maple, alot of maples are softwood and are damaged easily in storms. Could have hung on for awhile before drying out enough to weaken and finish falling out. Maples tend to split where they fork and large limbs can separate off the main trunk splitting off.
Name: Donald
Eastland county, Texas (Zone 8a)
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needrain
Sep 17, 2015 9:53 PM CST
Lucky, lucky!! I think it was probably previously damaged by wind or ice and just gave it up at that time. I had a huge pecan tree limb come down about 10' from me once. It was dead and it shattered. I had my back to it and the noise took a couple of my life, I think.
Donald
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Oceania, Mariana Islands (Zone 11b)
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Rainbow
Sep 18, 2015 12:07 AM CST
Whew! Close call Cinta...so glad you went to get your water right away instead of lingering.

We have lots of coconut trees with coconuts on them and the ripe coconuts usually drop sometime during the nights. I have a very tall one next to my plant nursery and I am mindful of not walking under the coconuts even during the day...I don't own a hard hat. Sticking tongue out
Pennsylvania (Zone 6b)
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Cinta
Sep 18, 2015 4:42 PM CST
Thank you KD. I never linger everybody always ask me "What is the hurry?" I have to move fast because of a bad back and if I move slow it really hurts. It is strange I can walk a mile as long as I am moving fast but I cannot stand in one place for 2 min without having to sit down from the pain.

Donald I really feel lucky. I bet the look on my face would have been good for an ad for shock. I started looking around in disbelief. I did not hear anything but it was pretty far away from the house.
Name: Ken Ramsey
Starkville, MS (Zone 8a)
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drdawg
Sep 18, 2015 4:46 PM CST
KD, do you have use half coconut shells for orchid "pots"?
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If God wanted me to touch my toes, he would have put them on my knees.
Pennsylvania (Zone 6b)
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Cinta
Sep 18, 2015 5:32 PM CST
drdawg said:KD, do you have use half coconut shells for orchid "pots"?


Rolling on the floor laughing Ken you are always thinking "What to use for the plants" We are true plant lovers.
Name: Greene
Savannah, GA (Sunset 28) (Zone 8b)
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greene
Sep 18, 2015 7:54 PM CST
Cinta said: I did not hear anything but it was pretty far away from the house.


We'll have to update the old philosophical question
"If a tree falls in a forest and no one is around to hear it, does it make a sound?"

to read:

If a tree falls on your mower and you're not sitting there, does it make a sound?

Sunset Zone 28, AHS Heat Zone 9, USDA zone 8b~~"Leaf of Faith"

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