9.05.2007

Saying Goodbye to an Old Friend

The huge pine tree died. Until we could get worker bees out here I had been afraid the old tree was going to topple over with some of the bad storms we have had lately. Today Mr. Pickens arrived with his co-workers to take down that old tree. I felt rather sentimental about it and I asked Mr. Pickens if other people felt that way. You wouldn't believe some of the stories he told me about fights that had occurred over trees that had to come down for some reason or another. This old tree was between a rock and a hard place or rather the pool and the house so it had to be taken down limb by limb and then piece of trunk by piece of trunk. I was totally blown away that they managed to keep the pool clean during the process. These guys were good and I was in awe of the whole thing. I gave them lemonade and told them to feel free to use the pool. It was a hot and dirty job. They're not finished yet 'cause now I have them in the front yard doing some major shrub and small tree trimming. Goodbye old tree. The birds and squirrels are gonna' miss you.










4 comments :

Cathy said...

Thank you Lynn for your lovely comments on my Country Victorian article. I can't wait for everyone to see this in print. It's so much prettier than my blog.

Ruth Welter said...

Lynn, sorry about your tree. It's sad when you loose a good tree. The birds will have some adjustments to make. : ) Sometimes good things can come of it though. Time for something new in that area?? Maybe a new type of tree you would like to plant or expanded garden space. All the Best.

Roxie said...

Well I say Mr. Pickins and Co. did a fine job. Sorry the tree had to go, but I can see why. You took fantastic photos, I felt like I was standing right there next to the pool (heehee) the whole time. Bye bye tree. You'll be missed.

Francie of The Scented Cottage said...

We had to have some limbs removed and it just amazed me too...I love to see work in progress LOL.
At least now you don't have to worry about it toppling over on someone...

(( ))

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