Kitchen error

Here’s the deal: Do not put water and sugar on the stove to boil for the hummingbirds if you are going to go take a shower. This is what three cups of water and 3/4 cup of sugar look like if you “overcook” it. Plus you set off the smoke alarm.

Tree down!

This isn’t the greatest photo, but it’s the best I have. Two years ago, A happened to look out the window of his office at the exact moment half a hackberry tree split and fell. Yesterday, we had a giant blow of a storm. A was standing in the kitchen looking out the window just in time to see the other half of the hackberry go over. Kind of amazing! Also amazing was that no buildings, garden, fence or other tree was damaged.