As you know, Hurricane Irene graced the East Coast with her presence. I opened the front door at 6 a.m. and my second Purple Plum tree was kissing the front steps. It was sad to see her go and her twin sister a month ago, but just think, no more pruning, spraying for all kinds of bugs, fallen plums that attract ants, birds, and squirrels. Not to mention the fallen leaves that have to be raked up in the Fall. Life just got a little easier! My neighbor Trapper John could not wait to dig in with the new chain saw.