I heard that increasingly familiar BOOM this morning - the sound of a tree coming down on my street. Literally, the third time in one month. There must be some disease affecting them. And 24 hours of steady rain surely weakened an already dying thing. This time, the tree missed buildings and cars (for the most part - I have a tiny bullet-type ding in my windshield) but has me temporarily trapped. E-mailed my boss. I'll be late this morning. And, since I woke up with a nasty sore throat courtesy of gunk coming up through the air conditioning vents and the cold damp weather, I'm not going out to take photos in the rain this time.
When the chainsaws stop, I'll go out and see if I can leave.