The Death of a Courteous Tree

 

tree fallen in queens because of tornado 9-16-10
Because of the barrage of 75 mph plus wind from last night's tornado, this tree in front of my house at one point it couldn't stay standing any longer and gave up.  The tree was there ever since we moved in 10 years ago, and gave our sidewalk its shade and beauty. So last night when the kind tree surrendered, it noticed that our gate door was opened and fell gracefully in the opening, staying clear of our cars, house, and even my mom's garden off to the right.  It couldn't help blocking the entrance to the front of our house though, but that's ok.
We understand.