Sunday, April 25, 2010

No longer standing guard



We did lose a huge old oak tree from the woods encircling the back pasture. I didn't see any scorch marks to indicate a lightning strike, but it looked like it had exploded. Only one raw spire still points skyward and one limb reaches sideways. The rest is obliterated into future fuel for the wood stove/fireplace.

Of all the beautiful oaks we have at Run*A*Round, this was probably the best positioned one to lose since it didn't impact any buildings or roadways, etc. I heard chainsaws working all day yesterday so I know our Neighbors in the Woods had more pressing clean up jobs. Still, it hurts my heart to see such a huge old sentry taken down, even it was Nature herself who did it.

My heart goes out to all those who suffered damage or worse from these storm systems moving through the U.S. And the season's just beginning...

1 comment:

bon bon said...

oh wow. didn't realize those storms were reaching your part of the country. glad to hear your loss was just trees and patio umbrellas.

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