Many years ago I heard a tree fall in the middle of the night, a thunderous crash almost like gunfire. This week I took a hike on the Carmel Mission Trail where there were trees that had toppled over during the winter. When I took this photo, I thought of that long ago tree that fell near my opened bedroom window. At the time I looked outside and saw a porch light that wasn’t there when I went to bed. Groggy from sleep, I stumbled outside where the mystery of the explosion was solved. Fortunately, no one was hurt although my neighbor lost some privacy.