Friday, May 01, 2009

Goodbye, Grandfather Tree

Well, it finally happened. My anti-nature next-door neighbor pulled down the old tree at the back of her property. She's back on her kick of removing as many trees as she can...when she first moved in, she cut down 19 trees. Oh, her Karma's so far in the hole!

Okay, so it was old and gnarled and frequently dropped limbs on the fence. But she was the one who put up the fence so close to it. I'll bet that tree was there for a hundred years or more. And now the back of my yard will get full sun all morning, which means the grass will get dry and crunchy.
I need a new neighbor.
I took a video of the tree coming down, but I can't figure out how to flip it--I turned my camera sideways to take the video. I'll figure it out and post it as soon as I can.
I'm sad my old friend is gone.


Maureen O'Neal said...

I will gladly surrender my set of neighbors for yours!

When I think of trees being taken down, it reminds me of "The Lord of the Rings." You know--when the trees get angry and fed up over their abuse and take over. Yeah, that neighbor will get her share of Karma.

dotsmom said...

I know. I keep waiting for Treebeard to show up!