I Saw a Tree Fall in the Woods

There have been times when I have wondered what it would be like to see a tree fall in the woods. Yesterday riding bikes with a friend in the wilds near home there was a sound, turning to see what animal was rising, racing, running away from us I saw a tree fall to the earth! It happened, I saw a tree fall in the woods. We went back to explore the scene. The tree was rotten, through and through. Perhaps the movement of two bikes flying by was enough to tumble this tree. I must say it was exciting.

In honor of the ongoing dance of Autumn:


  1. Such serendipity! Just a couple of days ago Sarah over at Rich Inner Life posted about trees falling & I told her about the time I almost saw one fall - I had my back turned - and how much I regretted not actually seeing it, and voila! Here you are! SO COOL!

    :) Debi

  2. It is an awesome thing to see. Or experience. I guess I feel a little lucky even though I almost caught it on my head.

    My mother is a mushroom expert, but it looks like you have some pretty knowledgeable people on your side. I have had a pet bird who lived over a window on my porch for three winters in a row. I lived with the bird poop dribbling down the house because it made me so happy to see the bird every time I went through the front door.

  3. That's pretty cool. Lucky you weren't riding by at that moment!

  4. I'm reminded of that philosophical question: If a tree falls in the forest, and no one's there, does it make a sound?

    Both of these photographs are gorgeous, but the lower one looks a bit like an impressionist painting.

  5. San,
    All I can tell you about that age old question is that the Tree did make a sound! I would imagine that other beings in the woods would hear it even if a person wasn't there to hear it.

    Hello SMC,
    I understand having it be so fun to have wild birds around that you put up with their droppings!

    I was with a friend, we both heard the sound as the tree broke free of it's rotten stump and as it landed with a thud. But only I saw the event. My friend also regretted not seeing the fall, you are not alone.

  6. So they do make a sound when they fall! Thanks - mystery solved.

  7. How amazing - it's something I'd love to witness too. Glad you weren't too close.

  8. Very exciting! We had two trees fall during Ike and I didn't get to see either one...


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