Scenes like this, scattered throughout the woods, always draw my attention. It would be such a drag if all the trees stood upright. Natures battlefields make the woods so much more interesting than parks or people’s well tended property. Trees die and sometimes take out others when they go. Micro bursts of wind take out whole sections of the woods. Lightning brings down the tallest trees. Our hiking and ski paths get rearranged by the carnage. It’s all very dramatic like big bold rough and tumble charcoal drawings or Franz Kilne paintings.