Lost our beautiful Maple tree yesterday in TRV…

I have spent two years trying to save the tree and this year it had come into its glory. It was a very beautiful and round ball of a huge tree. It had turned a golden hue for fall and then Old Man Winter blew his icy breath and twisted it right off half way down the tree. Twisted it off below all the work I did at the Y of the tree and just like that….tree is gone….a huge empty spot….both in my heart and the yard…

Made me sad…

I was working inside, for it was raining like crazy and the wind was blowing to beat the band….then I heard a very loud sound, like a gunshot in the backyard. Sadness overtook me as I investigated. The rain blew in sheets across my eyes and as I wiped the rain out of them, I saw what made the noise. The whole top of the Maple tree was sitting exactly where Sammy normally parks. I had decided the day before to move her due to all the work I am doing on the pit to work under the car easier with. So instead of Sammy the Volga parked there, the top of the Maple tree was parked there and Sammy would have been smashed if she had still been there…

So, I grabbed the pruning saw and endured the rainy windy storm and cut it up in silence. Then dragged it all off & out of the yard and felt sad the whole time….

Yet, as I finished and left the trunk that still stands ten feet high, I realized that the sap has run back to the ground and next spring, she will sprout suckers from the trunk and I can try to mold a new tree from the remains…

Therefore, when the weather changes soon, I will trim the top of the trunk and seal the top against the winter weather. That way there is a chance to continue a life a bit longer and give me my shade for my bench back…

Just part of life!

WtR

 

kKEETON @ Windows to Russia…

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