We’re having heavy winds around here today, possible thunderstorms and REALLY heavy winds. We’re afraid that a lot of trees, weakened by Ike and the ice storm, will break up more or entirely.

Here is a set of sad pictures of the same tree. In the first, its limbs are beautiful under a dusting of snow. In the second, its limbs are borne down under ice. In the third…. Well, you may not even be able to SEE it in the third. 😦

1-wiggly-tree

2-wiggly-tree-in-ice

3-wiggly-tree-broken

We’re hoping we don’t lose any more favorites, but we think we probably will. And power….

MA

Writing prompt: Give a character a favorite tree (at home, in a park, in someone else’s yard) that is threatened. Does the threat pass or not? Does the character do or try to do anything about it or not? What’s the consequence?

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