Wednesday, July 5, 2006

Mourning Trees

Quick post ...

We had a huge thunderstorm come through Arlington on the 4th of July, knocking down trees all over the neighborhood. A huge, healthy pine tree snapped off like a matchstick, leaving a 10-foot stump behind. An old tree split down the middle, bringing down power lines and closing an entire 4-lane street. Another came down right over a car, miraculously propped up by one branch, sparing the car any damage.

What I noticed most was how neighbors came out to look at the trees, almost in mourning -- walking around in stunned silence, hands over their mouths.
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