That windy day Lori mentioned above was not quite as windy here, but still- I was out in the bush getting firewood, late morning, when the wind picked up some more, and I thought- time to get out of the trees!! A few minutes later I heard a loud crack somewhere back farther where I had been.. next time I was out there, I found a fallen mid-size aspen ( trunk maybe 8-10inches diameter near the bottom).. it had conveniently fallen right by one of my staging areas, where I pile wood I've collected farther out before carrying it all the way home...
The same day, I was at my cousin's down the road getting some firewood she had for me; when we left, I noticed a lot of smoke at the neighbours' across the road, so we drove up their long drive through bush to see-- and the wind was fanning a fire on both sides of the road and several spots-- they'd been burning some brush some time before, and the fire had remained in the soil (a common risk here, especially around wet areas with peaty soils!) and was brought back up by the wind and spread into grass and standing trees.. luckily it didn't go farther, as it was near long grass and spruce trees, and could easily have spread far; we told the neighbour and he went out to look, and my cousin went back to help after dropping off me and my wood...
west central alberta, canada; just under 1000m; record temps:min -45C/-49F;max 34C/93F; http://picasaweb.google.ca/cactuscactus http://urbanehillbillycanada.blogspot.com/
What about this? The whole year in one picture!
From this site: http://nrkbeta.no/2011/01/06/et-helt-aar-i-ett-enkelt-bilde/
Rogaland, Norway - with cool, often rainy summers (29C max) and mild, often rainy winters (180 cm/year)!
Interesting image- I fear my version would have a much smaller green section...lol