As I was walking through my yard Wednesday I could hear water running through the woods, so pack up my little Canon and took a stroll. I found many trees on the ground, some have been there for a long time as this one below, and some were downed durning the storm that swept through.
Once I get in the woods it's hard for me to tell which trees have just fallen, but there are telltale signs.
I do remember seeing these down like this so nothing new here.
However this one is fresh. An old dead tree that just couldn't stand the winds.
At the base I found all this beautiful color and a Resurrection Fern.
My house is on a high spot on the mountain so all this water runs by and down across the road toward the neighbors. There is a beautiful running stream that winds it's way around a bluff in the woods and off toward the river below.
I just love the Forsythia blooming in front of these old silos.
Heading back up the driveway I noticed something very wrong. This old tree, which I'd named the Hobbit house, was no longer standing. I realize how lucky we were because had it fallen the opposite direction it would have taken down our power line.
But for now all is well at Sunny Side Up.
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