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Almost a Tradition

Posted 2011.07.03 10.04 in Family/Friends

This has happened often enough now that it is almost a tradition…

On Canada Day, I host a BBQ for family and friends. Then within a few days, a significantly large branch comes down on the area where we had been partying.

This happened during a storm last night – and for the first time I actually got to witness it. The limb originated about 30 feet up a walnut tree. These branches themselves are about 15 to 20 feet long. Fortunately there was no damage done at ground level as the branches landed up-side-down, and their foliage absorbed most of the impact. Then they toppled over to settle on the table next to the BBQ.

Previous years have seen a BBQ nailed & destroyed, the picnic bench took a direct hit, a large potted plant was crushed, even the outdoor fireplace was pierced one year.

This angle isn’t much better – the base is over by the outdoor fireplace, the top is in the green bush towards the left, behind the green arch.

Autumn Colours

Posted 2009.11.01 20.37 in Photography, Pointless Blather

Blah blah blah it’s Autumn not Fall blah blah.

I wanted to get some more pictures before the leaves have all autumned from the trees. These ones are a particularily bright yellow this year, I didn’t really get any red or brown ones. Just yellow.

See?

Autumn Leaves

All yellow.