Wednesday, February 29, 2012

In Memoriam...

Last night we had extremely strong winds and gusts to 55mph. One of those gusts took down a gorgeous treasured old cedar tree that was twice the size of our cottage. Mark and I loved that old tree and valued its shade and its beauty. We feel the loss this morning of this tree that shared our country place. There is not only a hole in the landscape but in my heart.
We were surprised we didn't hear the break

This shot shows the weakness in the tree
so there is a reason it succumbed to the
ferocious wind last night

Another view...

So so sad about this loss

"If a tree dies, plant another in its place."- Linnaeus

...And that is exactly what we plan to do; I'm just deciding what kind of tree to plant.

“Tree planting is always a utopian enterprise, it seems to me, a wager on a future the planter doesn't necessarily expect to witness.” ― Michael Pollan, Second Nature: A Gardener's Education


Kaye M. said...

Thank the Lord it didn't hit your house! I hate to see a tree go, it takes so many years for a new one to reach the size of the one you lost.

Anonymous said...

Yes, you are lucky it did not hit your house. Believe me I know how you feel. When the tornado took our big pines, I was just sick but the Japanese Lilac and the Sugar Gum Maple are nicely filling in. It just takes so much time to achieve the look that now I feel we'll never see. Our condolences to you and Mark and so sorry for your loss!!!! :( JoAnn

Anonymous said...

Oh sad. I agree with the others...thankful that it didn't hit the house.