So far, 2010 has not been a good year for trees and my family. In March, a tree fell on my Sweet Husband's car as he was driving on the interstate! Thankfully he walked away with just a few cuts and bruises. The car did not survive. On Saturday while a thunderstorm was brewing and wind was whirling, we heard a loud thump. We wondered aloud what it might be but didn't investigate. Later that evening the Husband stepped into the back yard and saw this:
Which turned out to be this:
Which broke off of this:
See that big patch of blue sky. That's where the big limb used to live. Remarkably there were only a few scuffs on the roof and the edge of the back gutter was bent a little. Hopefully we can make it through the rest of the year without another attack! Do you think they like compliments? Or take bribes? Or like their trunks rubbed?