Last week we experienced intense winds that really shook the rafters. One of the victims was this 135 year old eucalyptus tree along the shore of Lake Merritt. Had the tree fallen in any other direction it would have crashed through the roof of the Lake Chalet restaurant, or hit the street and likely, electrical wires and parked cars. It has become quite the celebrity and has drawn lots of camera-toting visitors.
The winds have died down but the frigid, sunny weather has continued. A warming trend is predicted for the weekend. Linked to Skywatch Friday.