Monday, April 10, 2006

Monday's View

Today, I am posting a closeup of the 80' oak that fell into Bear Creek. The tree fell just as the creek makes a hard right turn from this vantage. Three of the four main branches are underwater but hidden by the maple leafs in the foreground. You can see the high water mark on the trunk from our last big storm.

As this tree fell, it was originally headed for a house across the creek (4 houses north of me) but was deflected, thankfully, by another tree. The root ball (part of which is shown here) is between 10' and 15' tall as it lays on its side.

I've recorded 66 -1/2 inches of rain so far this year. Last year, I recorded 68 -1/4 inches.


  1. Anonymous11:42 AM

    Wow! Hard to believe the root ball is 10 to 15 feet tall. I'm so glad it missed the houses! Eeeek. H&K, J

  2. Dayam! As you would say.

    And thats a whole lotta rain!

  3. Big rain, big tree, big mud, big boom, Woke me up when it fell!