Well, the dead pine tree is still here (and still dead, for the record). The winds have died down, so we're not quite sure what happened to the axe-man.
So, in lieu of tree removal stories, I present a photo from my latte-run this morning. The photo doesn't really need explanation, although I am curious if there is something intentional about the car and its banged up state. The car has been in the same spot for a few days, so I'm suspicious that it was planted there for some artistic or commercial reason. Perhaps I'm just trying to stretch this rather mundane story into an entire post :)