We have a walnut tree in our backyard. It's a nice enough tree, very old and tall and gives good shade. But then there are the walnuts! Well, the past two years have been very bad years for the tree's walnut production. This is a good thing! A very good thing! One year we had to rake and bag over 10 bags of walnuts. I remember I was out there past dark for several nights, trying to get them all raked up before the last yard waste pick-up day! This year we are at around 3 and it looks like it's almost done shedding it's big, green gifts. :) Thanks walnut tree and near-drought conditions this summer!