The wild wind waited
'Til after midnight,
Then flew with a fury we'd never known.
Trees trembled, then waved, then danced wild dervishes
Until it seemed they'd pull apart.
Ancient pines akimbo,
Falling fatally or not--
They cared not what
Might lie beneath.
When daylight came,
The wind still blew-
The trees still danced--
And yet we knew
The worst was past.
The fence was down, the power gone.
Debris was strewn across the lawn,
But we were safe! Another day!
Note: The photo was taken a month ago (13 September, 2008) from our back yard. It shows two large trees down. For one tree, all you can see is the green grass around the root ball jutting up. The other tree rests on a smashed shed.
Behold, these are but the outskirts of his ways, and how small a whisper do we hear of him! But the thunder of his power who can understand?
--Job 26:14, ESV