We have known for 3 years this tree had succumbed to drought
but we also knew it was going to leave one big snaggletooth gap in our landscape
my argument was that 3 seasons out of the year it looked ok and during summer
the canopy of the surrounding trees disguised it
so imagine my surprise when I saw cute tree trim man arrive
and to find out I was not the boss of this tree
the day would not prove good...notice the drops of rain on the window?
you know? it is pretty ugly...the tree I mean
but it is (or was) nearly 90 years old!
Barkley Street is lined with great big old elms on both sides
are you seeing the weather decline?
yep....too windy to stack bb's again today
and it also got a little bit dusty...so much in fact we made the national news!
this is not a new thing for us...no wonder we aren't afraid of rattlesnakes!
not only is tree trim man cute...his is strong!
hmmmmm....I wonder if he could have done this if I'd seen it before he started?
I remember things when I was six...not yesterday but.....
we do have a landscape plan to make us forget this tree was ever even here
so I was happy the wind and the dust settled long enough to snap one last bittersweet pose for posterity