You are looking at the wreckage left over from the terrible ice storm we had a couple of weeks ago. The two beautiful maple trees in our front yard were pretty much destroyed by a heavy coating of ice which broke off most of their limbs, one by one, over the course of that long, scary night.
The man from the tree service who came out to survey the damage took one look and just shook his head.
Luckily nothing hit the house. Also nothing hit the neighbor's houses. I am thankful for that.
I know that with everything else that has been going on in the world, it's silly to be sentimental about two old maple trees. Still, they were two grand old ladies who had been guarding the front of the house for over sixty years.
I'm going to miss them.