Sunday, October 27

first man down




 
First tree down at lunchtime-
a huge old oak at the side of the garden lost his entire top.
The sound was deafening as it came crashing down
and the smell, like fresh mown grass.

 He must've been 40-45 feet tall and probably planted in the early 1800s
but was still in full leaf and just too top-heavy to withstand
the absolute howler that blew through.
 

 
Of course the good news is firewood for next year
but the sight and sound of a fallen tree always saddens me.
 

10 comments:

Sowy Stitch said...

Oh yes a fallen tree is very sad - especially when she is over 200 years old. x

Jacqui Galloway said...

So sad... hope the storm hasn't got worse. x

Greenorchid said...

Do hope that was the only casualty... just lots of damaged cosmos here ...well and loads of leaves. Cx

Ethel Johnson said...

We survived...all calm in Bognor Regis and the sun's shining now. Sorry about your tree, hope it can recover. xx

Willow said...

Glad everyone was safe in the howler time. It is sad to see a tree down. We lost two lovely old cedars in last years storms.

Plain Jane said...

The storm has pretty much passed us by here in Staffordshire - lots of wind yesterday afternoon but nothing since. Hope that the rest of the day passed without any more casualties x Jane

Vintage Sheet Addict said...

Hope there has been no more damage, we've got away lightly here, take care :) x

BadPenny said...

Oh that's sad - such a magnificent old tree.

Su said...

Oh that is sad. We have lots down round here and many roads still blocked, but I still have power so I'm quite happy ;-)

the woolly dog said...

You're right, there's something so sad about a fallen tree, we've seen a few this weekend.

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