Monday, 13 June 2011

Summer Storms

During the summer months, the trees are particularly vulnerable to wind and rain.  Branches are bent under sheer weight of foliage which catches the full force of the wind like billowing sails.  No wonder the roads are littered with tree debris the day after the gales and sheeting rain of yesterday.  Small branches and twigs are everywhere and leaves clog the overflowing drains.   Even the evergreens are giving up last years load or fircones.  I can't find a way of photographing the wind in the trees but here are some snaps of the leafage on the pavements and roads.

1 comment:

  1. I also see that one of our trees was blown down. This often happens to pines because they are shallow rooted in the sandy soil.