Our dog surveys the scene.
We didn't ignore the storm Deep in the Heart of Brooklyn; as always, in Flatbush, we were in the middle of it. We returned home from the Charles Addams' exhibit at the Museum of the City of New York to have our daughter announce "The Tree fell!"
Our 30 foot pine, evergreen and lovely, had uprooted and toppled over. I had concerns and am surprised it had survived the recent February snowstorm, which had dumped tons of wet snow on its branches, soaking the ground. Fortunately, no one was hurt, and there was no substantial damage, but it took out the telephone and internet lines. With cell phones, the house phone out not such a big deal, but the internet has our kids in crisis mode for the moment. As Louise Crawford of Only the Blog Knows Brooklyn sympathized to me, "No internet? A tragedy!"
Our tree guys in Staten Island have enough to deal with, so we, and our immediate neighbors, whose tree also toppled over, resting precariously on another of their trees, are working at getting a 2 for 1 deal with some loggers. On east 17th and Glenwood, a tree is blocking the street, and another tree down near Foster Avenue. A huge tree went down on Cortelyou Road as well, plus a lot of other collateral damage in the neighborhood.
We will miss our beautiful tree, but a question remains: Was this just a rough winter, or Global Warming here we come? To be continued....