A combination of drought and high winds took a toll on this tree today. Fortunately, it didn't do much damage to the house and the occupants were surprised but not injured. The State Emergency Service turned up promptly, armed with chain saws and a variety of slicing and dicing implements.
Although it was only across the road from my place (that's my twee fence in the foreground), I didn't hear the crack above the roar of the wind. Not until the chainsaws started up did I take a peek.