One of the features of the Parish of Wamphray, and indeed of Annandale, is the number of old trees which line the roads. I've photographed some of them before, see here, and have even talked about the 'hug method' for assessing their age (here)!
It was the beech tree above, on the back road towards Lockerbie, near Girthead, which was the culprit.
It's easy to see what had happened. The inside of the trunk had died and a major bough has broken off the weakened structure. I wonder what will happen to it now.
Another rainbow to add to the collection, albeit somewhat peely-wally. It did show that the sun was trying to get through today!
Photos © Skip Cottage