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Tuesday, January 05, 2010

coming down


coming down
Originally uploaded by mama.milton
Our big maple has been coming apart in chucks, taking out fences and making sleep hard to come by when the wind howls.

We figure it's only a matter of time before the whole thing goes, and the arborist we consulted agrees.

She's coming down today.

I hate to see a tree go; I love the shade, the squirrels, the leaves.

Our hamster is buried beneath it. The sky will look scarred when I step out in the evenings with my dogs.

I tell myself the peace of mind is worth it, but when I leave for work this morning, I plan to linger for just a moment, just one more moment.

8 comments:

Jodi Anderson said...

Aw, darn it. I really understand your nostalgia about a tree. My husband wants to take down the shed and an OLD apple tree that doesn't even make fruit anymore.

I, however, am more concerned with the large maple an a very obvious crack ... which he seems oblivious too.

Um, well, I guess that they are all staying put for now. So, I shall grieve for your tree instead. xoxo

Island said...

Aw. It's like watching an old friend fade away. I know what you mean.

Fantastic Forrest said...

When are you planting a new one? We Forrests can come to the dedication; as you can imagine, we love trees.

Madge said...

I hate losing a good tree......

Stu said...

Tell your Dad to get off the roof ;)

I think you will enjoy the sunshine and the knowledge that it won't be crashing on your house during the next storm.

-Stu

Lisa Wheeler Milton said...

It's done. *sigh* But we were catching large branches with each new gust...what a mess.

We still have 9 trees; now we can plant a garden.

This Eclectic Life said...

I hate to see trees go, too. But, I loved your words ..."The sky will look scarred ". That describes it so perfectly!

JCK said...

Oh, that is a really, really hard one.