Wednesday, September 26, 2007

A Sad Day In The Life...


Everyday it rains. Not all day, but off and on. When it does rain, it pours. As you can see my frog in the pool does not seems to mind, but it is wearing on me! Day before yesterday we were having one of our "buckets from the sky" afternoon, when I heard a major crash right outside my window. Running outdoors with the rain pouring down I looked up and the Gumbo Limbo Tree between my house and the neighbors split.


The split part fell on their house!


At least no one was hurt, except my feelings. The tree commission arrived and said the tree could not be saved and would have to come completely down. Oh my gosh, this is a tree that has housed the birds that I love and provided a canopy of cooling shade to us on our HOT summer days here in Key West. Tears...




Today has been an even sadder day, as the tree trimmers arrived early with their noisy truck and chain saws. They have been working all day removing the tree. What even brought more tears and sadness to me was during the final cutting of the part of the tree that overhung our house, a few little sparrows were up there trying to save their home. Tears...






Well, as they say, all good things must come to an end...but now I am trying to find a positive thought in my head to pull me through the rest of the day.



I have decided I now will take advantage of a wide open sky that mother nature has just provided me. Tonight I will set up my telescope and view whatever show she decides to give me to sooth my aching heart...
Tomorrow - Time to plant another tree, a new beginning!

9 comments:

Nora B. said...

That is a sad story. But I'm glad that you are able to use this as a chance to plant another tree. I hope the sparrows find a new home soon.

p/s: the frog in your pool is cute!

Lucy said...

Always good to put a positive spin on thngs, but seing those little sparrows, deprived of their home...sniff...

JennDZ - The Leftover Queen said...

Oh no! That is sad. It is always sad when a tree has to come down. I am sorry for the loss of your friend.

winedeb said...

Nora, Lucy & Jenn - Thank you for your comments! Tomorrow is another day!

Valli said...

Yes definitely plant another fledgling tree. It looks like the sparrows have some smaller trees to call home. The little frog in the pool reminds me of Kermit the Frog...It's not easy being green!!

winedeb said...

Valli, I enjoyed your comment regarding my frog! He's a doozy!

Belinda said...

Oh, Deb, I'm so sorry about your beloved tree! How awful. I am a tree hugger too, and I have been horrified by the loss of many of the mature pines in the pasture directly behind our barn/home over the past 3 or 4 years...I have no idea what has happened to cause so much loss, but I commiserate with you 100% because for those of us who love our trees, and the beauty and shade they provide, it is heartbreaking to lose them. Like you, I am trying to put on a happy face and replant, but it is impossible to recreate the beauty of a mature tree...that takes years of nurturing. Bless your heart. The new little trees will grow though, and will be pretty and one day provide the same benefits of the beautiful old tree you have lost.

Christina said...

I'm so sorry about losing your tree. Last winter, the business across the street cut down its gorgeous, huge old silk floss tree. I loved that tree for its funny bark, cool shade, and late summer bloom of hot pink. It broke my heart to see it come down, limb after limb.

You do have a fascinating sky to watch though, and I am gladdened by how much you appreciate it.

winedeb said...

Belinda & Christina - thank you for your lovely comments! Much appreciated!