Thursday, April 27, 2017

Wednesday, April 26, 2017

Tree. . .Be Gone #4

Before "the woodcutter" could start the final stages, the huge trunk which I showed you yesterday had to be felled. They cut a wedge into the side, took one of the big pieces of equipment, and just shoved it over.

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Tuesday, April 25, 2017

Tree. . .Be Gone #3

  Getting closer to the ground!!

 In the photos below you can see some of the rot and also the many holes where the racoon families had their "nursery" and where the squirrels moved in after it was vacated by previous families!

Monday, April 24, 2017

Tree. . .Be Gone #2

Taking down this massive tree (ironically on Earth Day) was of great interest to the neighbours.  After watching for  a short time, most of the adults returned home to go about their business but an eleven-year-old boy and I spent the better part of the last two days watching the procedure. I, because I lived next door and had an invested interest in it since it was diseased and could easily have fallen on our house or garage but the boy just was fascinated with the entire process. Truth be told, I, too, was fascinated with the skill and talents of the men who were doing the work.Tomorrow I will show you more photos as the work came closer to the ground.

Saturday, April 22, 2017

Tree. . .Be Gone!!

This diseased, hollow tree has been the bane of my existence since we moved next door to it in 1976. During the entire time it has been the home and incubator for a family of three racoons, a mother and two offspring, on occasion plus several families of squirrels every season. During a rain and thunderstorm in a previous year one of the large limbs broke off, ignited after falling on power lines but was safely extinguished by members of our stalwart fire department before it burned down the house on the other side of the property.

 Despite our pleas as well as the other family's,  three previous owners would not incur the expense of having it removed. Remarkably we all remained civil to one another despite the danger to our homes and property,  in addition to the mess we incurred during the spring and fall,  Finally, we recently got new owners next door, a young couple who wisely are having the tree  professionally removed today. I am giddy and gleeful!!


Friday, April 21, 2017

Spring is Here!

This house belongs to one of our close neighbours whose house has a very classic look; in fact, it is often selected by various companies for commercials.  The magnolias add beautifully to the long- awaited spring scene.
A Happy Birthday, darlin daughter!
The years have passed but you are still a beautiful gift!!

Tuesday, April 18, 2017

Oh! Mon Petit Chérie Bakery and Kitchen

After passing a small bakery/cafe on Franklin Avenue, I finally stopped in yesterday and enjoyed a delicious blueberry scone and latte. The interior has unique decorations and artifacts.

Monday, April 17, 2017

Abby's Gone

On April 4 I told you the story about the relationship between Glenn and Abby, the dog who belongs to one of Glenn's neighbors.  The neighbors have moved and this is a farewell photo of the two of them taken by a guest photographer. It is my hope that the former neighbors will occasionally bring Abby back to unite the two, Abby and Glenn.

Saturday, April 15, 2017

A Rare Butterfly

This is probably the last photo of Amy Rice's paintings that I have taken. It appeals to my whimsical nature! 

Float like a butterfly, sting like a bee. Muhammad Ali