Sunday, July 26, 2009

A Huge Loss

I had an excellent weekend. It's always good to see friends again. As I normally do when driving, I think about the yard, the house, and other things going on in life. If I had known what was waiting for me, I would have made some different plans for the backyard. When I pulled into the driveway, something felt wrong. Why do I see so much sky?



Upon closer inspection, it was obvious what had happened. I lost one of the huge oaks in the wild.



This thing was massive.



Areas of the gully that were in full shade on Friday are now exposed to hot afternoon sunlight, maybe for the first time ever.



Looking under the tree, you can see the wild roses that I found and played with a bit over the past two years. I wonder what the soil is like back here.



I guess she just couldn't take it anymore. Rotted from the inside out.



As she was, Friday morning before I left.

5 comments:

Jim-The Gaudy Garden said...

At least no one was hurt or property destroyed.
Crack the Plastic! lol

There will be more rose cuttings next spring.

Jim

Kris said...

Really sorry for your loss of a nice tree. It's always so unsettling when the light quality of gardens are thrust into turmoil like that. Hope it isn't going to cost you an arm and a leg to get that thing cut up and hauled away....

Thanks goodness no one was hurt and your home wasn't damaged. That's some comfort.

Pumpkin Patch Quilter said...

Wow, so sorry about your beautiful tree. :( While sad I bet it was still an impressive sight to see it down. So glad everyone's safe.

Engineeredgarden said...

It sure is sad when a big tree like that falls. We have big trees surrounding the property, and I'd hate to lose one.

LeSan said...

Oh what a shame! I was just commenting on how beautiful the light looked coming through her leaves the other day. Well I guess you have a whole new micro climate for planning something new. Not to mention some handy firewood and mulch for winter.