Friday, October 24, 2008

Falling

I had a few moments of panic here the other day. I heard a loud thud, and looked out the window to see a llama looking in a particular direction and running that way. Looked out another window and saw this.

I saw other animals milling about the area, so ran out there afraid of what I might find. Luckily, no animals were under the tree, nor had the tree taken down a fence. Everybody was accounted for, and nobody was escaping.


That could have killed something. It is basically 3/4ths of the tree. With my extensive Photoshop skills (hahaha), I'll show you.

My old friends are dropping one by one, bit by bit. They are a huge part of why I fell in love with this place, and are of course the inspiration for the farm name.

7 comments:

LostInColor said...

Glad no animal was hurt, sorry to hear about the maples. that is sad.

Turtle said...

so glad no one or thing were injured! hmmmm, seems like it may be time to plant a few seedlings near the ones dying out!

J said...

That was really dangerous! Good thing all were elsewhere.
It's hard to see the old friends start to break down. I love my trees especially my willow so I feel your loss. (((Annie)))

rilera said...

Glad to hear no one was hurt.

cornbread hell said...

what got into that tree?

Cindy said...

Was that a maple tree? I can't really see the leaves. Maple leaves are so gorgeous, aren't they? Now, the tree looks like it has borers. Does it??? I hate when a tree dies, but I'm glad none of the "babies" was hurt. Have a good and beautiful weekend!

Annie said...

Yes, it was a maple. The problem with maples is they rot from the inside out. Most of these huge maples here are rotten/hollow on the inside, so it shouldn't surprise me when they come down. It was very windy that day, and a large gust came and took it. I imagine a raccoon or opposom is now homeless. They better stay away from my roof!