Pretty Country. As to the Tree if it's near your House you might want to trim it until it's the size of a Picnic Table base. As you mentioned those puppies BURN HOT. They were a large part of what made the Oakland Hills Fire so bad.
Of that I have No Doubt at all. I was Stationed in Kaiserslautern at Kapaun Barracks, Kleber Kaserne and Bad Durkheim. While stationed in K-Town I lived offsite in Hohenecken which was a quiet off the beaten track Village and is now a City!
Ray, below the Lit area I see what reminds me of a Pacman Ghost. Is that what you meant? So do I Tom, but I'll bet you figured that out huh? That's PRETTY! I'll even bet it wouldn't take you an hour to reach some place to go fishing would it?
Jonathan, Is that the 101 Bridge? It's been many many years ago but I used to Fish in the Eel River and didn't that drain into it?. If it's the River I think it is, in the 70's it didn't make the trip to the Eel several times then either. Is that a Eucalyptus Tree in the Smokie Sun Pic?
Heck Bill depending on where in the West you're better. Right now the Humidity here is 60% and not a bit of a breeze. and this week we're suppose to be in the low to mid 90's for our daytime highs. But the Views are nice yeasr 'round. Here's a Dawn looking down our Driveway from earlyer last week.