I risked my life to take these photos.
Walking near a black walnut tree
at this time of year is simply courting disaster.
The heavy nuts drop to the ground with a great big thud.
Hundreds more loom above.
Every time I walk by this tree I imagine my death.
People will ask how I died.
My husband will have to say I was killed by a nut.
No, not a crazy person, a giant tree nut. Pummeled.
This isn't the way I want to make my exit.
I'll walk faster next time.