It was a Very busy week at my house with my daughter graduating from college, the Children's Garden Program starting at the library, and lots to plan and plant in my garden. The maple trees are dropping their seeds, hundreds upon thousands of them. Formally called samaras, but informally called helicopters, whirligigs, and polynoses, they are twirling and flying everywhere. Try catching one before it hits the ground or separate the two seeds and split the end of one open. The inside will be sticky and you can press it on your nose. Why? Because it's fun! Beware Poison Ivy is out and about. Leaves of three, let it be!