We had stormy weather here yesterday and the meteorologists are promising more of the same today. Even before windy, wet weather came along, the trees around Roseholme Cottage were stepping into Spring, the first buds barely visible, shaking off the deadwood--
Literally. I need to get a better angle on it but this Y-shaped branch stands nearly a yard high and is quite firmly embedded in the ground, several degrees off vertical. I noticed it this past weekend. It's come crashing down from the huge hackberry tree behind the house, missing my ham antenna, the fence and the roof by a few feet.
Looks like the tree had more than enough Winter, too.
7 months ago