This poor beautiful tree was affected by today's rain a little more than we were during yesterday's mudfest. With much of its heavy, severed branches covering two front yards and half of the street, this tree is still the biggest tree in the neighborhood. Thankfully, the branches just missed crashing into the nearby homes and parked cars.
Believe it or not, this is only a small example of what happens when Southern California gets hit with rain - just rain - a year's worth of rain in four days. The rest of the city was dealing with floods, accidents, power outages, property damage, mudslides... I guess that would explain why no one had been there yet to take care of the tree and its precariously hanging limbs.
Buckets of rain fell as I finished my last dogwalk. Good thing too. I need a raincoat.