Yesterday evening, the first hard gust of an approaching strong thunderstorm toppled the remaining trunk of the lightning-struck tree left over from June 1. That saves me having to fell it. We can leave the snag as a monument to the incident and a playground for woodpeckers. I still have to buck up the fallen trunks and tops and drag the pieces further into the woods, but at least I don't have to drop anything tall.
It did not fall the way I would have sent it. It actually fell in a better direction.