Monday, March 18, 2013


My hubs and I have a fundamental disagreement going on...
sort of a malady that's getting in the way of
me getting my way

You see?  
This is about the 10th time cute tree trim man has been to our house
I'm not complaining about looking at him...just his saws

however,  I must agree that sometimes too much...

is simply too much!

but I don't like cutting down 80+ year old trees..
it hurts my green hippy soul!

 I promise we are being good stewards of the earth
as in..
for every tree we cut down we plant more
that fit the style of our home
these "rockets" look so much better than what was there

and if we're going for this 
(see how cute we are holding hands under than new tree?)

then we can't also have this

so I made a deal with him

here's the deal
"you take care of this half of the yard and I'll butt out...and I'll take care of the other half of the yard and you butt out..."

so long half dead 80+ year old tree

hello new chaises on major sale with free shipping via eBay

maybe my hippy soul can heal
"honey...can you pretty please mix me and my 3 peeps up a little ol' mojito?"


Sunray Gardens said...

Love your post. Laughed all the way through it. Glad you got your way. Love the new look.
Cher Sunray Gardens

Annmarie Pipa said...

ha!! Enjoy life!!!!

Anonymous said...

oh you make me smile,

Leslie said...

This is great Gina:) cheers! It's all about "the compromise" and I know what you mean about cutting down the trees (I live in WA state where this sort of thing happens daily!) Sometimes they get too big and maybe a little sickly .. so we have to take them down so they don't fall on a nearby home in a decapitating manner. It's not pretty!


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Maureen said...

If it makes you heal faster, I held onto a sickly, ancient tree for so long it fell on my house and it took a full size crane to get it off. Love the lounges, the cute tree guy and the refreshments!

Heather - New House New HOme said...

A mojito will definitely help you heal. Oh so sad to cut down a tree, but sometimes it just has to happen!!

Every winter I pray that my 80+ year old maples make it through. Knock on wood, they have so far. It will be a sad day when they are gone. I'm just hoping it's after I am gone from this house.

ArchitectDesign™ said...

haha - love the old growth and the green lushness of it -but you don't want that old tree crashing into your house!

Nancy said...

You are so darling. I have a yard full of trees, but sometimes enough is enough. I like a more planned look and not so jumbled, but my husband wants every tree to STAY...we have the same argument. I want a mojito by your pool on those lovely new lounges! great job. Is it already pool weather there? We open our for Memorial Day, and it's still too cold for me to get in until about July :)
xo Nancy

Marissa said...

Yikes.. I have 4 Live Oaks in the front of my house. I had the tree man come and cut them back way back, I love the new look! he calls it San Antonio style.. I call it tree branch style cause you only see tree arms..he shaved all the little branches from each big arm.. and the green is on top. anyways, I hate raking leaves with a passion so whatever helps I'm in..... funny post!!

Tina Lou said...

Well, as long as he does the bartender duties! The lounges look great...I think I have another year with mine then I'll need new ones. Texas sun is not their friend.

TSL said...

Like you, I can't stand putting an end to a living thing, plants included, so I get your angst regarding your tree. I felt horrible and apoliogised to my very very very sick aloe plant for removing it to the outdoors because I couldn't heal its problems, and yet it healed one of mine nothing else would heal. I feel so terrible!!! Love your post, I identify!

Kerry Steele- Design du Monde said...

Gorgeous yard! I have one little spindly tree in my yard so I am a little envious of your "problem".