I love our peaceful little woods except when it throws spiky sticks at me!

It wasn’t a very big storm at all, just a thin line of crap on the radar. No derecho or even bow echo. No tornadoes. Just a wee bit of thunder and lightning. And then, KA-BOOOOOOM! Not your typical peal of thunder. I heard earthly-type breakage somewhere in that sound, not just the gods playing at bowling on Mt. Olympus or wherever. Did I hear glass breaking? It was that Batscope Hour and I didn’t process it very well. Just enough to know that I DO know what it sounds like when a great big tree lands on your house and it did not sound like *that*. The GG had been wandering the house when the KABOOM happened and he reported that lightning had hit something in the woods. “The whole woods lit up!” Indeed. The storm moved on and I went back to sleep.

I didn’t know what I would be able to see this morning. I met Bob and Java in the woods and they said it would be obvious, even in the dark. I wasn’t sure. But then… (and I went BACK to get this photo, it was too dark for a pic on my first pass).


Here’s the base of the tree. See all those pointy looking sticks all over everywhere?


They fell within about a half-block radius. A lot of them stuck into the ground, like this one in the Landfill backyard.


The one I found in the street in front of The Landfill was not stuck into the ground but that’s prob’ly because it smashed the Mean Green Frog Hoppin’ Musheen’s moonroof before bouncing off and landing in the street. Well, we *think* that’s what happened. We weren’t exactly watching.


I am so glad nobody was outside during this unprovoked attack. A person could easily have been killed.

KNOCK ON WOOD BIG TIME, this is another chapter in our continuing series of weird car incidents that don’t involve crashing into other vee-hickles on public thoroughfares.

Onward, upward, and goodnight and here’s Neko Case with one of my fave songs over the last few years. Never turn your back on Mother Earth. (Youtube with an ad.)

2 Responses to “I love our peaceful little woods except when it throws spiky sticks at me!”

  1. l4827 Says:

    Seeing how two trees have already hit the roof of your house, then this latest incident (of Spike Tree), does have a good result — it is the fact that you are actually running out of trees.

  2. Margaret Says:

    That is creepy and frightening, but it could have been much worse!