The first crack we heard early yesterday afternoon as the heavy October snow began to accumulate turned out to be a large limb falling on our clothes line. We started to go outside to take some pictures, but as we were walking across the yard we realized that other limbs and sometimes whole trees were snapping off under the weight of the snow.
From the relative safety of the front porch we watched a large tree in our front yard lose most of its limbs.
A large tree behind the two-story house across the road shook, made a cracking sound, and disappeared.
This morning instead of looking at a beautiful mature row of trees, we are looking at the road.
It has been noted that if the downed tree in the front yard can't be removed by tomorrow afternoon the trick-or-treaters won't be able to get to the house for the Halloween candy and we get to keep it.
It appears that procrastination may have its rewards.
-by Susan Gulliford