On Saturday morning Jon and I met my friend Julian for some early morning fishing on the south fork. It was lightly snowing when we left. We had a good time and caught a few fish. At times it was snowing pretty hard, but we didn’t think much of it. Every once in a while we would hear a large crash and see a large cottonwood tree fall from the weight of the snow.
We finished up at about 1:00 and got home for the afternoon conference session. We probably received 3-4″ of wet snow. I was surprised to see quite a few broken branches and fallen trees in Rexburg. I mentioned to Jon that I was glad we got around to removing our dead aspen trees, because they could have fallen and caused some damage. I looked around at our front yard and everything seemed fine. The only damage I saw was that the trellis supporting our clematis had fallen and broke with the weight of the snow. It was my fault because I keep putting off attaching the trellis to the house. Oh well, I guess I’ll get a new trellis.
Early this afternoon Ethan asked Susan why we chopped down his favorite tree in our backyard. I went out and was surprised to see that our beautiful apricot tree had split down the trunk and fallen. Luckily it didn’t fall on the house, the neighbors house, or take down any electric wires with it. It did land on the chain link fence, but I think it will be fine. I called our Elders Quorum president who will help me remove it this week. Ughh
Apricot Tree View #1, Rexburg, ID 2007