I left my quilting retreat weekend early last Monday as there was a storm raging and predicted to get worse. It was about a 90-minute drive home for me, through some of the most forested regions in Western Australia and I didn’t want to be on that road when the very strong winds hit. I made it home safely, but not without some white knuckle moments.
I didn’t have a chance to take photos of it, but the estuary, which is usually very calm, had two to three foot waves that were crashing over the road. The high tide didn’t help…
Some days later I drove into town and saw this mighty (Tuart?) tree crashed into a paddock close to us. Fortunately, it didn’t crash onto the road. This tree must have been rotten inside, as the outside looked healthy and the leaves were all healthy too. Such a shame.
Update June 2015
Almost a year later, and new growth has sprung out of the old stump!