Brian and I came home yesterday to a door tag on our front door informing us that the Power company had contracted with Such & Such tree removal company to cut down a few trees on our property that pose a threat to the adjacent power lines.
I thought, oh, no biggie. Then I walked around to the back. There were about 10, T-E-N, trees flagged for removal! I was shocked. And not only was it 10 trees, it was ten HARDWOOD trees :-(.
The tree removal company showed up at 7:30am and Brian went and talked to them about what they were about to do. Sally called me this morning at work, because she was taking Grandma Lowther on a tour through our house, and prepared me for the drastic change. Always the upbeat, positive lady that she is she encouraged me with what wonderful new plants I could plant in place of the removed trees.
I’ve been in a rather depressed state today. Every time my mind wanders to the trees that are going to be gone I get sad. I’m trying to look at this as an opportunity to have more light stream through the back of the house and the potential for more sun-loving plants in the backyard. But I feel like our privacy and the secluded, quiet, feel-like-you’re-in-the-middle-of-nowhere-backyard will now be whacked open for all the world to see…well open to all the folks that walk down the easement to the lake anyway.
Sigh. I’m sad. I took before pictures and believe me, I’ll be taking some after pictures to chronicle the destruction I’m afraid has taken place. But hopefully, the rainbow in this picture will be a new direction for the backyard with a landscaped feel and the pot of gold will be a new place to plant that tree Brian and I bought months ago that has been residing in the Lowther’s garden this summer.
Here’s to a bright & sunny future!