Two weeks ago I walked outside to find this:
A branch had simply cracked off on a windless, non-icy day. It (the one indicated with the red arrow) landed on the one below it, eventually causing it to break off as well.
A tree man was called and he discovered the entire tree was cracking down the center of the branch convergence near the top of the trunk. I am so very sad. I know that's probably silly to some of you but I get a lot of goodies as well as a lot of enjoyment from my old oak tree. I have never had to buy moss for any project. I have used the fallen leaves as gift tags, I used the acorns in my decor, I even glittered the galls.
My favorite though, was to snap photos. It has such a great silhouette that even getting just a part of it in a photo was always fun for me.
So in memoriam here are some of my favorites. Hang on...I need a tissue...
I liked standing at the very base to look up - made me feel quite small and insignificant.
Just a corner...swirling in the clouds.
(and puppies and unicorns! Oh wait...)