When our Palo Verde tree got ripped out of the ground and started spinning around in circles in the sky we decided to call it the Tucson Hurricane of 2010.
Neighbors all came out in disbelief to discuss the aftermath.
Stories of tiles being ripped off rooves, iron patio furniture being launched in the sky like marshmellows…no, this was no typical monsoon storm.
We later found our tree sitting in our neighbor’s front yard who lives 8 houses down the street. Eh, we didn’t like that tree much anyway.