Mother Nature works in mysterious ways.
On a Saturday in late September, Rudy Enns, warmly embraced a mighty oak tree that stood on the edge of an orchard across from his home on Fire Lane 2A in Niagara-on-the-Lake.
Enns, whose family operates Enns Battery and Tire, was in the orchard for wedding photos for a friend of the family and gave the giant tree a full-on, spontaneous hug.
The very next day, they discovered the aging tree had fallen. What a difference a single day makes!
Enns estimates the tree was probably close to 400 years old.
He jokes that some in his family now worry that a hug from Rudy could have dire consequences.