Monday, May 23, 2011

The storm

What a day! This is May in Scotland. 90 mph winds and thrashing rain, oh the joys! I came home from teaching on a piece of wood (cello) to here an almighty crash as a giant 60ft Elm tree fell onto park cars an across the breadth of the whole of our road, about 10 yards from my front door! What a sight! The tree has been standing for about 100 years and to be felled by a huge gust of wind seems so cruel. I suppose it's better that nature does the job rather than it being felled by Man because it is an inconvenience or that it blocks somebody's light. Still it's a very sad day and we will no longer hear the Dawn chorus that inhabited that particular tree. Nature is cruel.

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