Frozen and bent but not broke

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Good morning everyone-All day yesterday we had freezing rain so I didn't venture outside at all other than to get the Sunday paper. This morning when I went out to get the paper I noticed one of the bird feeders was empty so I filled it and then I happened to notice farther down in the garden across from Lindsey's Memorial this butterfly bush in the walkway.

The ice had weighed the branches down and on closer inspection discovered that while bent over the bush wasn't broke. I took a broom and knocked some of the ice off to take some of the weight off. While it didn't help it much I am sure after the temps warm up and the rest of the ice gets off of the branches it will rebound. It grew about 4ft this year so it is quite tall about 6 to 7 ft tall and the butterflies loved it.

Even the bird feeders didn't escape the ice.

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Rebecca Gaujot, RealtorĀ®
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Sharon, we had ice on Friday, but thankfully by Saturday it had all melted. I love butterfly bushes, we have four!

Dec 16, 2013 10:42 AM #38
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Good morning Sharon Lee. The ice, cold and snow are here too. This morning it is -4 and snowing and my forsythia are down too. It will be OK though.

Dec 16, 2013 09:12 PM #39
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Just checking in to see if it has warmed up for you yet. It warmed up here and is cooling off again to the 40's tomorrow. I feel a cold coming on. :((( 

Dec 17, 2013 01:09 PM #40
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Sharon Lee
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Rebecca-Ours lasted about two days and then slowly melted, I have 8 butterfly bushes, The others weren't affected

Shelia-I remember those temps and don't miss them. I have a forsythia too but it was fine

Joni my dear I am happy to say we are in for 4 nice days in the 60's and 70's. I heard about your inclement weather, Not fun and either is a cold. Hope not especially this close to Christmas

Dec 17, 2013 01:28 PM #41
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Sounds like you have been gardening if the weather is that good - 60's and 70's. Glad to hear it Sharon.

Dec 18, 2013 08:02 AM #42
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Sharon Lee
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I will be Debb for the next 3-4 days.

Dec 18, 2013 08:07 AM #43
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Toni Weidman
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Hello again, just stopped in to wish you a great day, bird-mom Hope you can get out and enjoy some sunshine.

Dec 19, 2013 08:27 PM #44
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Sharon Lee
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 Morning Toni-I will be indeed as it will be sunshine and in the mid 60's today and I have 5 yds of mulch to spread. It will be nice today and tomorrow so both days will be warm before rain on Sunday. Have yourself a great day as wel

Dec 19, 2013 08:32 PM #45
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Sussie Sutton
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We don't see that happening around here that much.

Dec 20, 2013 09:45 AM #46
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Sharon Lee
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We don't really get it a lot either Sussie which I am glad for

Dec 20, 2013 08:58 PM #47
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Thanks goodness the bush will survive. I love the birdhouse with icicles hanging down.

Dec 21, 2013 03:50 PM #48
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Sharon Lee
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Kristin-I am glad it will too

Dec 21, 2013 07:37 PM #49
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Sharon, I hope that you have a wonderful week. I'm looking forward to your next post. 

Dec 22, 2013 12:10 PM #50
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Thank you Sondra-Have a great week too, I will post again soon

Dec 22, 2013 02:55 PM #51
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Bob Ratliff
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Sharon, burrr!!! that was one cold day and yuk.... I wanted to drop by today and wish you a very Merry Christmas Holiday.

Dec 23, 2013 08:27 PM #52
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Sharon Lee
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Bob-It was indeed. I am glad it was only for the day. Thank you

Dec 23, 2013 08:54 PM #53
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Sharon, hope things have defrosted since this post, and you are enjoying warmer weather!    Thank you for the e-card, and wishing you a very Merry Christmas!

Dec 24, 2013 12:24 AM #54
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Sharon Lee
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It had but it is a frosty 38 right now Joan-Merry Christmas

Dec 24, 2013 12:29 AM #55
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Marco Giancola
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Hi Sharon-all that ice is nasty! Hope that tree springs back to normal soon! Happy New Year!!!

Dec 25, 2013 07:35 PM #56
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Marco-Sure was and it has for the most part. Happy New Year to you

Dec 25, 2013 08:32 PM #57
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