I turned with a start to look out the window in the direction the crash seemed to have come from.
Something falling over in the shed? Maybe a branch falling? Seemed too loud for that.
I walked over to the window for a better look and spotted a 3 and a half foot long, 3 inch diameter branch embedded in the ground, standing slightly off from vertical.
It probably could've killed someone.
I'm grateful no one was in the yard when it fell.
A year ago on TTaT: Life of Art SitRep #193 Where were we then?