|Jack and the old cherry trees|
Wednesday, September 21, 2011
Good-by and Thank-you
For the last 10 years we have been keeping our eyes and ears on the 2 old cherry trees just out side the studios. They have been hit by lightning a few times and Jack [our wonderful tree-man] had wired them together. JB had filled in their splits and every storm we would get anxious, very anxious. We did not want them landing on the studio roof. Well, finally a few months ago we spoke with Jack who agreed their time had come. He would have to limb them, carefully lowering each section. So when we arrived home the light was different over the house, Jack had taken down most of one. [1st photo] Monday morning he was back to take down the other, and as you can see from the photos, this is a man who loves what he does. He loves the climbing, the hanging aloft, he tells us he has even slept in a tree. You couldn't pay me to climb that high. The garden will love having so much more light and I am really happy that we had planted trees years ago, at the base of the old cherries, to replace them. So now the oak and maple have the room they need, the garden more light and we don't have to worry every time the wind blows hard.