Yesterday, after church, Shannon came running over from the house all excited.
“Mama, you’ve got to come and see what happened! The pine tree blew over!”
I wasn’t quite sure what she was talking about because she was talking so fast, but I ran over to see. And sure enough, the pine tree in the side yard had been blown over – roots out of the ground – from the strong winds we had been experiencing.
Needless to say, the winds were quite strong! However, the root system didn’t look very large, so that is probably what precipitated its demise.
I think I’ll pick off many of the pine cones to save for Christmas decorations. 🙂 Several people teased us last night about trying to cut down our own Christmas tree.
If it were closer to Christmas, several of the branches would make pretty fresh decorations…