In case any of you were wondering why I have been a little quiet or maybe the better word is preoccupied. It's because I have been dealing with this small disaster in our front yard. We had very high winds last Monday and it blew down 2 separate branches from this large maple. The first one came down when I was out running errands. I decided to go out after lunch to do some gardening and to also pull the smaller branch out of the tree to cut it up. As I was ending my lunch and watching the last 10 minutes of a show on the DVR I heard a huge crash outside. (The large windows facing the camera is where our living room is situated.) Needless to say I jumped 3 ft. in the air and Dexter made a bee-line in the opposite direction. (Fine guard dog he turned out to be.) When I looked out the window I felt the color drain out of my face. You see I planned to take a bunch of ferns out of our garden in very corner where the tree branch fell. I also usually tie Dexter to the maple tree so he can be outside with me while work. Whoever it was that was looking out for me that day, all I have to say is a very big THANKS!