Tuesday, November 13, 2007

Gaia Prunes a Spruce Tree

Yesterday around noon I had to go out on a service call and was gone for two or three hours. When I returned, I found that the high winds had broken off the top of a fairly good sized spruce tree and dropped it in the driveway. Had I not been out on the call, or had I taken a different vehicle, my mini-van would have had it's top crushed, as that's exactly where I've been parking it while KeeWee is out of town. The tree top fell about ten feet from KeeWee's car, too, so we got double lucky.

That's the taillight of KeeWee's car in the lower left, and my Ford van on the right edge of the picture.

The section of tree fell in the only spot it could have fallen without doing any damage. It missed the flowerbeds, and both cars, landing right in the driveway. It did manage to break off a large limb from my plum tree, though.

You can see that had it gone a different direction it could have hit the house.

In this area, the wind storms always blow either North or South, yet this tree was blown almost due East. Unusual, but if it was going to happen, it couldn't have landed in a better place. Unfortunately, it also means that I have one more task added to today's workload.

I hope Wayne has parked the backhoe here today, as that will make short work of moving it out of the driveway.........


At Tuesday, November 13, 2007 11:02:00 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

To use a bad pun, it Mr. Completely.

At Tuesday, November 13, 2007 3:45:00 PM, Blogger Ride Fast said...

Glad to hear your OK. Amazing it missed so much.

At Wednesday, November 14, 2007 5:29:00 AM, Blogger David aka True Blue Sam said...

Be careful cleaning up the mess; we don't want you getting hurt. Another near miss AND muzzleloading a tree are the top two posts at truebluesam.blogspot.com


At Wednesday, November 14, 2007 9:14:00 AM, Blogger NotClauswitz said...

Nice drop! Good thing it fell cleanly!

At Sunday, November 18, 2007 5:16:00 AM, Blogger The Conservative UAW Guy said...

Glad nothing (and no one!) got smooshed!


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