Thursday, March 24, 2011

Wind - 1, Bamboo - 0. Tales of a 'severe' California storm...

Crazy California weather, as crazy as it gets in Rocklin, CA.  High wind gusts, plenty of blown-down fences, gobs of rain, even some teeny-tiny hail, garbage bins in the middle of the street (yes, thank the fates for it being garbage day today!) and Cats and Dogs living in perfect harmony (OK, that an exaggeration).  It's pandemonium, its chaos, it's a Northern California storm.

This is a first for me, a bamboo culm toppled over in defeat from high California winds.  Yeah, I've heard many times that we Californians don't know what a real storm is.

This was a Phylostachys nigra 'Black Bamboo' culm.  Sacramento storms are not snowy but fierce.  Today was a doozy.  Hopefully, our weather sages are right on - temps in the high 60's, low 70's in a few days.  

Will Spring finally spring (a bit of sun after the storm)?

Yours in optimism,

Mad Man Bamboo
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