Wednesday, December 12, 2007

Goodbye old friend...


Here is our house. If you look behind the house you can see our big old beautiful tree in the backyard. The tree is huge- it spreads over allmost the entire yard. We have a great hammock underneath it (ok, it might not be that great, Eric fell through it the other day), we burried our little hampster underneath it, God rest her soul...it has been a lovely wonderfull tree....


This is Jones, my nephew, he is sitting beneath the wonderfull shade of the wonderfull tree....
And here is my tree today.
We had a bit of an ice storm.

Poor poor dead tree.

Selfish thing took some powerlines down with it.

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12 comments:

Jocelyn said...

I am glad it didn't land on your house and you:-) Sorry about the tree. I lost mine like that 2 years ago during a thunderstorm!!

Christie said...

Sad! So no power now? Oh, and I saw something else you guys can give for Christmas, now that it's less than two weeks away...Invisible Children stuff. (If you're into that)
http://www.invisiblechildren.com/holidaystore2008/index.html

See you tomorrow!

Amy said...

This is tragic...

Now it is like you guys live in our neighborhood with limited large foliage...only you don't, but you should. I think that the tree was just letting you guys know that you are to move North, to where the sun shines brighter in Settlers Crossing.

I really am sorry for your loss....of the hammock holding, shade providing, large, beautiful leaves in the fall tree.

I hope to see you tomorrow!

Stacie said...

Oh so sad! Poor old tree! Good thing it didn't take your house down too!

The Breedlove family said...

Poor tree! I too am glad that it wasn't closer to your house. All the messy pictures I have seen have just been incredible. I hope it ends soon for you guys and all the power comes back on!
Amy

Drew said...

that tree was a bitch and you know it.

emily said...

Poor tree! Sorry about that Tara.

Tasha said...

On a positive note, the cost for cutting down a tree is around $700. So, um,.. think of this as money saved.

Rebecca said...

I know! Ice Storm 2007! (I love when they put that up on the screen before they talk about the weather - we get so excited over our weather! :) Sorry you lost a tree...we've just lost branches. However, Ben was going outside periodically and shaking the branches of our trees so that ice would fall off so we wouldn't lose an entire tree...guess it worked.

Kaydub said...

You really should cut a piece of the old trees stump and keep it forever so it will always be with you - that's what i would do - well, that is what i did. We have at this very moment a round stump in our backyard from the old fir tree that we looked at every meal as you grew up. sigh.

marmme

Jen said...

Yowzers! That's just so sad.

I like that your own brother and sister are gone from link land just because we're not adopting. Single tear...

Eric & Tara said...

Hmm, a good point sister. It never crossed my mind that I need to switch all my links over from the other blog...interesting.