And then yesterday we had a nice storm. It started off as just a really nice rain, and then the wind picked up and we had a little bit of thunder and lightning. We were standing at the kitchen windows watching the rain whip around the yard when suddenly, right before our very eyes, half of one of our plums trees toppled to the ground. :( There were only 6 plumbs on that half, and we were planning on taking that tree out eventually anyway... but it was still sad to see it laying there. It broke at the place where it had been grafted a few years ago, so it just must not have been strong enough to withstand those gusts.