Monday, June 9, 2008

Missed me!

It was quite windy on Friday. While making my daily rounds with the dog, I was walking beneath a large tree when I heard a loud tearing, cracking sound coming from overhead. It occurred to me at that time that it might be a good idea to get away from that tree, and sooner would be better than later. I suggested the same to a woman walking nearby, and we proceeded briskly away from the tree. It was only seconds later that the tree split down the middle and a large chunk of it fell where I had been walking. It think it took at least 5 seconds or more to fall so I believe I would have had time to get out of the way had I been underneath, but I'm glad I didn't have to find out. Of course, I had to get pictures the next time I went back. And, lucky you! Here they are.


FranIAm said...

Holy crap! Thank goodness you heard it and moved.

The pictures are - well I am just glad that you got out of the way andn warned another as well.

Dr. Monkey Von Monkerstein said...

And now you know why Republicans hate trees so much.

Crayons said...

Oh my. I like the flowery 19th-century narration that builds up to the photo.

I hope you didn't take the freak event personally.

Suzy said...

Trees don't discriminate between Rethuglicans and Dimocrats. They killed a Kennedy and Sonny Bono in the same year.

When I was at the Bark Park on Saturday, I noticed quite a few widow makers in those woods. Glad I wasn't made a widow by that one!

Ed said...

Franiam: Thank you. It was an odd turn of events that seems a bit surreal in hindsight.

Dr. MvM: I was going to make reference to the killing of two members of our Royal families by those terrorist trees (a Kennedy and a Bono), but Suzy beat me to it. It proves that all trees should be eliminated. Of course, a Rethuglican might think the tree was doing it's patriotic duty if it had succeeded in ridding the world of a left-wing socialist (me). But the tree failed, so what kind of patriot does that make it? I'm so confused...

Crayons: Flowery 19th century narration? I didn't realize I knew how to do that. I did take it personally, though. I mean, really! After all I've done for that tree!

Suzy: See response to the good Doctor, above. Say, you haven't taken out any life insurance policies on me lately, have you? The whole business reeks of conspiracy!