On a drive through some lake effect snow, I passed this barn, did a double-take and a U-turn. Here is how I see what is happening: The tree grew up next to the barn, but then got annoyed that the barn was in its way when it started to really spread its branches, so it took matters in hand, so to speak, and started scratching away at the barn in a long-term effort to make it go away. Given how long trees live, I'm betting on the tree. However, given that people have sharper tools, I think the tree is doomed to death by chainsaw. Without the chainsaw, just who is the underdog?
This sockmunky showed up in the mail from the Sock Monkey Sisters who sell what they make somewhere on eBay. This fellow is pretty happy, a change from the dour faces of the others in the gang (check them out through the sock monkey label somewhere down there in the right-hand margin).