Monday, March 14, 2011
Rain rain go away...
According to the old and young timers this is the coldest and wettest winter folks can remember in many years. So it has been a little too quiet here at the course.
We are hoping that the old adage "in like a lion out like a lamb" or visa versa will stand true for us. It seems to us like March has definitely rolled in like a lion...
Then frost... and rain,
Then snow... and rain,
The wind roared across the feilds of the Willamette Valley from the southwest towards us here like a train and swept through the course twisting giant limbs and uprooting trees that could not keep their feet in the mud any longer. One of my favorites went down... there were three dogwoods right at the entry of the course and that wind just snapped one off at the base as it roared by.
Here is just few looks at what it left behind... David and Adam have their work cut out for them today clearing the trees off the paths and cutting the remnants into firewood. Well, mostly David. Not sure where Adam wandered off to so conveniently. No matter... once David found a chain saw that worked he wandered off to do the Paul Bunyan thing.
Needless perhaps to say, we are ready for the lamb part of this month as well as the time change, St. Patty's Day, and the vernal equinox.
We will be pulling out all the stops to welcome spring back as well as the golfers hopefully with warm and dry arms.
until then... repeat after me: