The North Shore of Long Island has lots of wonderful trees; beautiful, old trees. As beautiful as they are, they can become very, very dangerous in storms and when there are high winds. Sunday morning we woke to find this fellow down just steps up from our driveway.
It also smacked into another tree behind it and did this, above. I don't want to even think about the damage that would have been done to our house and cars had it fallen to the right instead of the left. Not to mention that is where we walk puppy boy several times a day.
Mother Nature has a way of reminding us that there is an awful lot that is out of our control.