Here in Southern Ontario, Hurricane Sandy is making her presence known!! Wow, the wind!! We were up half the night, listening to the wind howl all around the house. Last spring we lost a tree from our front yard........not lost exactly we found it..... fallen down and just missing my neighbours house by an actual inch. The tree that fell looked totally healthy, but when it fell, you could see it was all rotten inside. We have another tree, it is HUGE, it, however, does not look healthy anymore.
You can see it here in this photo. It was one of the features we loved when we bought this old house. Watching the kids in the tire swing..........just such a wholesome thing. We are seriously worried about this tree. It is very close to my bedroom, and when the wind howls, I worry it will come crashing in. Thankfully, it did not blow over last night..........but we are all very tired today......having stayed up most of the night, listening to the limbs rake the side of the house. A rather haunting sound............fitting for this time of year.