It is unusual for us to get snow in October…granted it is almost November, but almost doesn’t count. We got six inches of that damn white stuff. Just south of us, maybe fifteen minutes away, got a dusting and an equal distance north of us got twelve inches. It was a heavy, wet snow. Very heavy. We had a beautiful tree (I want to say it was hickory, but not sure on that. I am not a tree connoisseur). That tree is nothing but a pile of brush now. The wet snow clung to all the leaves it normally does not have in the snow-falling season. The weight of it brought that tree down like a deflated balloon. Thankfully it did not hit the house or the shed and the fence was kind enough not to buckle. All in all, we came out of it in good shape. I will miss that tree though.
Here are two pics.
The first from a major snow storm we had a couple of years ago. The tree survived that one.
The second pic is of the same tree yesterday.
The tree-cutters are working on it now. I’ll post pics of it when it is gone.