Sunday, August 26, 2007

If a tree falls in your backyard, and nobody hears it....

will it still crush your pergola ? Why yes, gentle readers, I'm here to tell you it will indeed
crush the pergola you just lovingly planted perennials around with your daughter so she could have a Butterfly Garden of her own. You will look out your window one minute thinking...doesn't my yard look nice even though the August heat has browned so much of it, and the next time you look up and out of said window, the view will be changed forever. The first tree "expert" who showed up,determined the rest of the tree will not fall into my neighbors yard, but into our garden , if it decides to come down. He does not think it is likely.....we are not convinced, and as much as we love this tree, we will have it taken down. Unfortunately , said expert will not do it until garden season is over, because the "stuff" will fall into the garden. Another unfortunate event.....

14 comments:

Penelope said...

Oh no, what a shame. It made quite a mess of everything, didn't it? I hope the clean up and repairs will go smoothly for you.

Brit said...

How awful! I am so sorry. Trees seem like such a permanent feature, it's so strange when all of a sudden they aren't there! Hope the pergola can be repaired.

Daphne said...

We geez... that doesn't make for a very fun weekend does it. I'm sorry about your pergola :( Oh and I think it's really cute that you and P planted a butterfly garden (we did too)

Mariposa said...

Wow. It is good thing that your family was not in the yard. That is one big tree!

Lifeschooling with O said...

Thank God no one was underneath that tree when it fell!

Kate in NJ said...

Thanks Gals!
We are very happy no one was in the yard when it came down...thankful for the humidity that kept us inside,
who would have thunk it? lol
Our pergola is destroyed, although thrifty beings that we are, I will try to make something with the salvaged pieces. ;-)
Or rather, I will try to convince Farmer Dad to make something....
:-)

Heather said...

I am so glad to know that you are all safe. Seeing P's toys all around that area is scary. Thank God for small miracles (Humidity in this case) that you guys were all safe inside.

Fun Mommy of 2 said...

That is so scary to think, P could have been playing there. How sad. Thank goodness, no one was hurt.

Mrs. Darling said...

Oh how terible. All that work destroyed. At least it didnt hurt anyone.

I'm posting the books we're reading tomorrow, so tune in.

Kate in NJ said...

Thanks Heather,Yas and Mrs D!
Mrs. D- I will be coming to check out your list for sure!
I'll probably do my book post Tuesday,
today has gotten away from me already. :-)

Angela, MotherCrone said...

Oh dear! I am so glad no one was hurt, although it still is pretty devasting to have the gardens destroyed. We're thinking about you.

Kate in NJ said...

Thanks Angela!
I was more upset about my pergola,
took a couple of hours before I realized P could have been playing.
Probably because it was not near her swingset where she plays most often.

Jenny said...

Oh, Kate, that is just heartbreaking to see. I'm so sorry that your pergola was destroyed that you're going to lose the tree too. And as everyone else has said- thank goodness no one was out there when it fell!

nina said...

I am so sorry I missed this news over the weekend. Like everyone said, I am so happy P and friends were not playing in your lovely yard. We've had several trees fall like that in our neighborhood this summer. I wonder if it is the draught that is causing it. We have quite a few trees (none of which are actually pretty) at the back of our yard property line. It is frightening to consider that they could fall. Makes me reconsider where we want to put the swingset.

I am so sorry for your misfortune. You seems in good spirits considering the events of the Spring. I would be so depressed and certain that the universe is out to get me. Take care. I'm sure you and Farmer Dad will have the garden looking beautiful once the tree is removed.

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