Richard Bucker

all about the trees

Posted at — Aug 20, 2018

The rains started along with the gusts. This tarp is tied to the house on one side which could be interpreted as a tree and a tent pole with stake on the other. In this configuration I could make the guy outs too tight or the stakes would pop. As a result the tarp was flapping like crazy. Granted the rain was falling straight down so I would likely be dry. But you never know.This is some serious bluster. The tent pole to the left comes off the ground.The guy outs are simply not tight enough. A proper ridgeline between trees would be a good start.The big drops in the foreground are from the gutters and the roof. The tarp was redirecting a lot of water.The tarp is just not tight enough to the ground.