Tuesday, September 16, 2014


This whole middle died this summer

It all looks naked.
I misted up as each large branch
 crashed to the ground.

My painter/slash tree guy
posed for me to send to the kids.
He's a character.

I think the kids were both a little sad also.
That stump he is sitting on
will end up in the back yard as a side table.

Naked and sad


Tracey Broome said...

Too bad you don't live around here, I know a couple of wood workers that could make some beautiful furniture and bowls with that wood and you would still have a piece of the tree.....
I remember the day my grandmother finally had to have her old cherry tree cut down. It was like a piece of my childhood was taken from me.....

Lin from A {tiny} Cottage In The Woods said...

Glad you're keeping the stump. What stories it will tell.
Sending hugs,

Jacqueline @ HOME said...

Oh Z …. isn't it horrible when we lose a tree ? We had to have a massive yew tree cut down as it was actually touching our house !! Still, now's the opportunity for you to plant a new one !! XXXX

Linda @ A La Carte said...

It is always sad to lose a tree! I'm glad you are going to use the stump! Hugs!

Debbie said...

Well, I'm glad it was a tree, and not you that was naked when I got here. I had to check it out anyway.
I AM sorry that you lost your tree though.
Have a great weekend, sweetie.

Kathy said...

Oh, so sad!! We have lost a couple trees over the years and it changes the whole landscape, not to mention the mini-climates in the garden.

Kit said...

Bummer. Hard thing to do for sure. We lost three Aspens after a freak June snow storm one year. Sad. My hubby made us three copper wind sculptures to put in their place. :) Kit

Jill said...


Blondie's Journal said...

Yes, this is definitely sad...I looked at your previous post with your children under the tree as the years progressed. I get a little choked up when our trees are trimmed. Our neighborhood is old, the trees older and a little dangerous with our terrific winter weather.

Good luck with the painting and purging. Love those sheets. I need a linen closet clean out. Do you ever get that musty smell? I think I need some cedar.

Jane xx

Low Tide High Style said...

This has happened to several of our black walnut trees and we are sad to have to have them removed as well. At least you can use the stump as a lovely side table!

xo Kat