Last May, we lost a tree to a tropical storm. On Sunday, we lost half of another tree to a more localized storm - one of those summer afternoon thunderstorms with severe winds. When we bought this house, there were four trees in the back yard. Believe it or not, beavers took down one of the trees many years ago. Of the four, only one is still intact. The birds are not happy.
Yesterday (Monday) was the hottest day of the year, and The Husband chopped up the tree limbs to take to the yard waste recycling site. I was able to help with two truck loads, then the heat took its toll on me.
This morning (slightly cooler), we finished raking the last bits of the tree and began putting the bigger pieces of wood in our neighbor's yard (they have a wood burning stove) when both of us were bit/stung by bees. TWICE each. He got bit/stung first, then I got bit/stung twice and the bee continued to attack me. I yelled for help, and he came to help and got bit/stung again. So we both have two bites/stings. OW!