We have two beautiful ponds in the back, one of which remains full all year. Surrounding the ponds are a variety of trees, some of which are quite big. Last fall, we had a large alder partially drop so I decided to pull it out with Bob and buck it up before it fell on us. After clearing an area, I decided to take part of the tree which wasn’t rotten and turn it into a bench; we now have a nice area, dappled with sunshine in the later afternoon, from which we can sit and watch our pond. Now I just need a fishing pole now except the herons take care of most everything!