sad demise

The mimosa tree in our backyard split yesterday- so sad.


I am very fond of this tree and have posted about it before, here and here.

on a different topic- a low tech, recycle tip for today. It has been hot here. We use laptops at our house and they can get uncomfortable pretty quickly in the summer. Ben discovered that an insulated envelope (the ones with bubblewrap inside) make an excellent barrier between laptop and lap!