This looks pretty tame right now, but about 30 minutes before the pile of brush was high and the flames were licking the sky. Finally though, the weather cooperated. It wasn't too dry. It wasn't too wet. It wasn't too windy. I have been waiting for about three weeks for a burn permit, so our garden plans for the summer could move forward. Now, I can sleep easy. However, there was some collateral damage. We have a couple of birdhouses and a lilac tree lining the garden area close to the flames. The homes for our feathered friends and some perennials nearby survived thanks to my watering efforts when the flames went high. I did forget about the lilac tree, for the most part. One side received a bit of a scorching, but will survive. And yes, Elenka did bring the damage to my attention. She's always there for me!