For the last 30 years, this has been the view first thing in the morning. We are lucky that we live in space open enough to have oak trees, pretty much growing wild.
One tree began to split years ago and has finally reached a point of no return. It's coming down today.
Have to admit that my sadness at the loss is balanced by my being able to be less frightened that it might split during a big, big wind and land on our neighbor's house.
So here's to you old friend.