Year of the Dragon
I wasn't there, I didn't hear it
- Matt Hobbs
January has been such a stormy month! Terrible wind and rain across the whole country!
Storm Isha was particularly bad in our area. Our road seems to act like some kind of wind tunnel, and there is a 300-year-old copse at the end of it. Unfortunately, one of the old trees was a victim of the storm.
As you can see from the picture, the tree's roots were ripped right out of the ground. Thankfully, nobody was around, and the only victims were a low fence and the back window of a black Ford Focus!
The local council came quickly to cut it into sections to unblock the thoroughfare through the woods - not that you'd want to walk through it at the moment! It's so muddy due to all the rain.
As I wasn't there when it fell, I didn't finally get to answer the philosophical thought experiment: if a tree falls in a forest and no one is around to hear it, does it make a sound?