The tree jinx has struck again! I've written before about trees I loved and they were later cut down, now it turns out I only just drew this tree, at the Mairie's office, in time! The larger of the two planes (the one behind the sign) lost one of it's trunks in a freak storm a couple of weeks ago. It came crashing down across the road damaging another tree and a corner of the wall alongside the road. The roads were shut, the buses diverted and the fire brigade came out to remove the trunk and clear up. Yesterday I walked past and the whole tree has been removed. Someone said to me "c'est pas grave", no big deal, which surprised me. It was an enormous tree, it must have been there a very long time. I think it would be sad not to remark on such a loss!