Karen left town last night, for a few days of work and family in LA. Just in time.
I woke up this morning around 5 and it was clear the power was out. No way of knowing what time that happened, of course, since we no longer have any electric clocks, with hands.
I got up around 7, just as the power came back on, which is nice. Then I looked outside, cell-phone camera in hand. Here's the back yard:
Then I walked around to the front of the house. Hmmm - this isn't right!
Yes, the beautifully-shaped tree by the driveway is split and all the careful pruning over the years has evaporated.
At least there is now internet access and hot water for coffee. Happy Spring, everybody.