Tuesday, August 11, 2009

It's Raining Maple Trees, Unfortunately

I heard a large thump this afternoon, followed by the sound of the UPS truck engine turning over.
Thinking that UPS had finally delivered our chicken coop wire, and that the thump was the delivery person dropping it onto our porch,
Bailey and I raced out to investigate.
And found this:
Not exactly the hoped-for chicken wire.
This ancient maple dominates our front yard. As you can see, the house looks pea-sized in comparison. Unfortunately, parts of the tree are severely rotted and its proximity to the house has made us a wee bit nervous. Today's thundering event didn't exactly help the situation.