Yesterday, the wind started howling – and I hoped we would finally get some rain. In anticipation, I brought all the dogs into the house (they are not fond of being pelted by raindrops.) The winds continued their onslaught on the forest, causing leaves to swirl about chaotically. Libbey and I were hunkering down together on the sofa, safe and sound, when a large tree branch broke lose from above and crashed to the ground – right across Maddie’s trolley line. If this had happened a few minutes earlier … well, let’s not think about it.