We have lots of gum trees at the river.
They're known as widow-makers
because they will suddenly and for no apparent
reason, drop a huge branch.
The track is littered with them.
They don't need storms or wind.
In drought, they sometimes 'sacrifice' branches
to use the water they can get to stay alive.
Every time we go, there are new branches on the ground.
They leave huge scars on the trees.
And huge branch-messes on the ground.
This tree is a popular parking spot...and even camping spot.
But yesterday, it decided it needed to shed a branch.
You can understand where they got the name Widow-makers
as they have fallen on unsuspecting people.
(31°C/88.52°F) at 5:30 a.m. heading towards
that's for you cold people. Your time will come.
Wonder what Paunxsutawny Phil will say on Sunday.