We had a big whopper of a rainstorm last night. It was the first real test of the new roof
and the roof passed with flying colors.
I rode the storm out in the family room and watched the "dinosaurs" swaying in the
woods behind our backyard. I call the trees that because at night and during rough
weather that's what they look like to me.
While they were swaying in the strong gusts, I riveted my attention on one dinosaur in
particular because it is one of the lone "headless" trees that haven't fallen
in the years since 2004 when Hurricane Charley took so many trees from our
woods and many other's streets and yards. See it there in the middle, just like a huge
You can see it more clearly in the day time and how tall it is.
Which way will it fall? That's the scary part. It's tall enough to reach the house, I think, if it falls towards us.
It will wreak havoc on the power lines and possibly
bring the poles down with it.
But, at least the roof held up and the grass got watered.
May the wind blow from the
east the day that dinosaur goes down and push it away from the house.