We got through Sandy with inconsequential damage but yesterday's nor`easter brought 8-12 inches of unexpected (at least by me) heavy wet snow. Last night, around 10, I heard a crack and a rumble outside. In the dark all I could see was that a large branch of the pine tree by the path had shaken all the snow off itself--I thought I was hearing a mini-avalanche as the snow fell from tree to ground. In the morning I saw it was much more than that. Half the tree came down from the weight of the snow.
I had to put up this makeshift sign after I saw a women blunder into the tangle with her German shepherd. I know this falls into the "duh" category, but I really don't feel like dealing with someone's fractured skull outside my kitchen door.