We had storms move through Ashburn last night. Nothing major, mind you, but it was enough to bring down a dead pine tree. It is now leaning on a broken limb of our black walnut tree that’s entirely too close to my home! Within ten feet, by my estimate.
Ironically, I took a picture of this area yesterday when a doe and her fawn were grazing outside our window. This is a southern exposure window from the lower-level which Ryan now occupies. In the photo on the left you’ll see the tree directly behind the doe. Don’t let the foliage fool you into thinking this is a healthy tree. What you see are weeds and poison oak.
When the kids were young I was in a constant battle to keep this area clear of the poison oak. I picked it up on myself several times. The most memorable was when I seemingly transferred it from my hands to another body part that is held while urinating. This occurred just two days before leaving for our summer vacation. Sue thought this was simply hilarious. I guess we have different ideas of humor. Ah, memories…
Anyhow, the photo on the right shows how the tree fell. Just ten degrees more to the right and it would have hit the house, without any other trees to break its fall. Yikes!
The good news is I won’t need to pay to have this removed. It fell from the community’s common area on my property. I just need to make a quick call when they open their office this morning. They would be wise to remedy this today or risk it sliding into my house.[poll id=”9″]
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