Sunday, November 2, 2008

Storm Tree Damage

It was a dark and stormy night. The wind howled around the house. Hundreds of pine cones fell as the pines swayed. We sat safe and warm in the living room. Then an ominous sound, not much of a snap or crack, but a heavy thump, something big ... hitting the roof? I took a flashlight outside and looked about the house a bit but nothing to be seen.

Not until the next day did Margy find the source. The top 30 feet of the big pine right next to the garage/shop had snapped off. It didn't hit the shop roof, or the porch roof, or the lamp post. It didn't take out the power line or the young pine I've been encouraging. It took down one branch from another tree and kicked a bunch of dirt on the steps. It couldn't have fallen any other place and done less damage.

Now I have to see if I can drop the remaining thirty feet in the same place. But first I'm going to do something really sweet for someone to replenish my good karma.

Today I was thinkin' I might leave 10' of this tree standing and make a totem pole. That'd be cool wouldnit?


rtuts said...

Dad this is the prettiest nicest blog in the world. And nice slideshow!

Stephen said...

Aaaww shucks, yer just sayin' that.

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