We arrived for a relaxing weekend to see this 50+ foot ponderosa came down inches from the cabin. It is feet from the propane tank, and inches from the house itself; missed the pump house by three feet. This time of year the ground should be fully frozen, but this is a very dry year. Compared to years past there was very little snow fall. The Friday night we arrived, it rained about an inch. The rain is welcome, but it is loosening the root structures of the trees at a time when there is much more wind. Since December at least five trees have come down.