Sunday, 10 January 2016

Broken tree in our forest

 I was fascinated with this tree. It is hanging on like a kid's tooth, just ready to go. It sits in a group of 5 or so, old, huge trees up on a bit of a hill. You can see daylight between the broken piece.

This tree is on its last legs.  In a major wind, from a southern US tornado system (Texas Clipper!), it wobbled and swayed. I set up the trailcam, just in case it came down in the wind. I did capture a few deer selfies!

Daisy was quite curious, of course. This was early December, before our snowfall.



 
Tree blowing in the wind from Jennifer Jilks on Vimeo.

7 comments:

Nancy J said...

And all it needs is one HUGE gust, and down it goes. Mush safer on the ground. Does Daisy smell where an animal has been near?

Sallie (FullTime-Life) said...

I'm very glad the tree isn't anywhere close to your home! Though it seems as if it is destined to hang on forever.

William Kendall said...

It won't be much longer. Sometime this winter.

Red said...

It's surprising how long some of these old dead trees remain standing. If they're sheltered by other trees they stay up quite a while.

Yamini MacLean said...

Hari OM
water and ice have done the damage - and likely will be the end of it! YAM xx

bettyl-NZ said...

Gosh, and it's still standing!

Crafty Green Poet said...

lookslike Daisy enjoyed exploring the tree!