It's like the tree literally exploded! See how far down the bark was peeled off the core? We found pieces of bark all around that area.
We also found this great big hunk of wood from the middle of the tree. No, my Croc flop wasn't outside for the excitement...I just put it there to give you an idea of the size of that hunk of wood.
Look! Hooray! My pansies are still growing and blooming! I just fixed the three tiers of plants yesterday. . . keep your fingers crossed for them, would ya? I have to get more potting soil to mix with regular dirt so I can fill the pots better. (Just wanted to make sure my mother knows I know the plants need more dirt around them!)
This evening's project-- took last year's cold frame box and added hardware cloth to the bottom to keep the dirt in it if I want to move it. The cool piece of hollow branch came from Mother and Daddy's woods. I can't wait for all these hens'n'chicks and other sedums to grow, grow, grow! I am so impatient, it was hard to not fill up the entire space right away.
So, that's been my day. . .well, the tree, plus subbing half a day, plus major straightening of my studio space, plus putting out the plants tonight. Thanks to Mallory for kissing that toad for me this morning. . .my day sure got better from there :)