After I dutifully called darling husband to let him know church was canceled, I opened up the back door to let the threshold dry out where some rain had seeped in yesterday. That's when I noticed some green foliage where it shouldn't have been. It was interesting that in the millisecond before I realized what had happened that I had a positive emotional reaction to all the greenery! Of course, it took less than a second to realize a tree was down. It was one we had planted a little over 20 years ago. I remember when we first planted that row of Leylands. A few times we would arrive home to find the wind had blown them over. I mulched them with the white gravel the previous owners had put around the foundation shrubs. The gravel weighted down the rootballs enough to hold the trees up. Well, this tree has blown over again, but on a much bigger scale.
There will be no uprighting it with gravel this time, just lots of clean up. I guess darling husband will eventually find out this tree is down after he's surveyed the rest of the county.