Hm, working Saturdays really messes with the bogging routine!
Anyway, here I am again....
I spent Saturday helping out at a conference were people discussed the long term effects of the Great Storm of '87 on woodland.
The Great storm saw Hurricane-force winds ripping across my part of England, damaging houses and blowing down trees. A number of people were killed, and actually Mrs RC and I both had a near miss.
Our older daughter was only a few months old and was in bed and we could hear the wind blowing outside. Worried about our ferret who was in the garden, I popped out to check on him while Mrs RC watched out of the window that was above our back door.
Just after I got back inside, a garden shed from a house across the street was lifted into the air and hit the roof above the window where Mrs RC was standing, the debris falling onto the path outside the door below. A little lower and it would have it the window and Mrs RC. I little earlier and it would have landed on me!
The ferret was fine, by the way.
One sad thing about the storm was that afterwards there was a massive clean up and lots of fallen trees were cut up and burnt. I guess that at the time few realised that a fallen tree does not always die. It only needs a small proportion of its roots to remain intact to carry on growing, like this one that was left.
OK, time for a bath, I think!
Have a great day!