It finally stopped raining today, but not after a wicked storm blew through last night. You can see the snow plastered to the left side of the trunk. The wind was so strong that it knocked over a pine tree in my back yard. I had to shoot from a slightly different angle today because the tree fell right on the spot where I stand to take these pictures. I left my tripod in the yard for hours yesterday, and it’s a good thing I brought it inside when I did because it would have gotten crushed.