It’s windy today…. One of the trees up the hill from us fell over. It’s been dead and diseased for two years now… but in a hard spot to get to due to the slope. Since it is a bit remote from the house, it seemed simpler and safer to leave it stand until it falls over in a storm. Cutting a decayed tree is very risky, and in this instance is made so much worse by the difficulty of the terrain. There’s no buildings nearby.. so now that it has fallen down I’ll be able to drag it downhill to a flat spot and cut it up safely. I was outside watching the storm and the winds when I heard the crack of the tree as it broke… I looked up just as it was hitting the ground.
So it seems like a time to read quotes about wind…
“It was the noise Of ancient trees falling while all was still Before the storm, in the long interval Between the gathering clouds and that light breeze Which Germans call the Wind’s bride.” ~Charles Godfrey Leland
“It’s a warm wind, the west wind, full of birds’ cries; I never hear the west wind but tears are in my eyes. For it comes from the west lands, the old brown hills, And April’s in the West wind, and daffodils.” ~John Masefield
“If you reveal your secrets to the wind, you should not blame the wind for revealing them to the trees.” ~Kahlil Gibran
“It’s not far back to sanity, At least it’s not for me, And when the wind is right you can sail away, And find serenity” ~Christopher Cross