Thursday, 20 March 2008

A Sad Story Today.

Good afternoon, feeling sad today so I thought I would come on and tell all and maybe get some sympathy. Today we have a very strong wind blowing and it is catching our garden in a place where there is no shelter. Stuart went out to try to get the grass cut and discovered that our l8foot Eucalyptus tree had burst out of the ground as was ready to fall down on our neighbours shed and our fence to we have no choice but to cut it down. The garden looks so bare without it. We have had it for about 15 years and had grown it from a sapling 12 inches tall. I was such a lovely tree and just rustled in the summer breeze but today as it was in full leaf the wind was catching it like a sail on a ship and it was just too much for it. We have left a stump and it should come again but it will take a long time and we are not going to allow it to get so big again. Our fence is on its last legs too the wind today has done more damage than all the winter gales we had earlier this year. So with my sad tale I will say bye for now and hope you have a Happy Easter. We have snow forecast so that’s something to look forward to. By the way Stuart did not get the grass cut, by the time we cut the tree down we were pooped. Bye. Love Joan.

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13 comments:

cayasm said...

Oh Joan such a shame abour your tree, I didn't know you could get Eucalytus tree's here I've only seen tham in Austrailia!! with luck it will grow again, horrib le weather here today rain all day Grrr and the forcast for snow over Easter typical isn't it.

Have a good Easter

Yasmin
xx

ps left a comment on your books journal.

sdrogerson said...

i love tree and hate when this happens but it is a really foul day today......

ally123130585918 said...

Joan I am sorry about your tree ~ I do hope it will grow again ~ you will miss seeing it when you look out of the window ~ it is a good thing you caught it before it demolished your neighbours shed ~ Ally x

jeadie05 said...

So sorry you have had to cut back your tree ,isnt it sad when that happens completly changes the makeup of the view of the garden ,Horrible day here too ,very cold and raining ,snow forcast yuk,Hope you both have a happy and Blessed Easter  ..love Jan xx

irisheyes1929 said...

I'm so sorry about the tree.  I worry that will happen to two huge trees in our backyard someday.  We're expecting 4 or more inches of snow tonight.  It will certainly be an interesting Good Friday.
Kellen

labdancer51 said...

Oh what a shame Joan, I love our magnolia tree and would hate to lose it. In our old house we had a Eucalyptus and I remember what a lovely smell it had.

Love Sandra xxxx

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jennyp51 said...

I bet you were pooped after all that work.  I have a large oak tree at the bottom of my garden and would hate to lose it.
Jenny <><

kirkbyj05 said...

What a shame Joan.  I hate to see grand trees felled by the wind.  We have rain and high gusty winds here in the lakes too!  We have had such lovely spring weather since last weekend.   I suppose it was too good to be true for long.  We are due snow too.  Bah!  
You must both be absolutely shattered after all that work.  I suppose if its any consolation you will sleep well tonight.  Looks like the grass is going to have to wait here too.  C'est la vie!

Happy Easter to you too.
Hugs
Jeanie xx

mariealicejoan said...

Sorry to hear about your tree Joan.  It's always sad when something like this happens.  I hope that you have a Happy and blessed Easter and that the weather is not too nasty to you!
Marie
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sylviam4000 said...

Am sorry to read you've lost a precious tree in your garden. Try using your feminine charms - get Stuart to treat you to little tree from the garden centre this Easter. If he's anything like Ron, all the hints in the world, will fall on deaf ears. Keep laughing.
Love Sylvia

jlocorriere05 said...

I'm sorry your tree succumbed to the harsh winds Joan. I know how it feels to have that empty gap there. Let's hope it will grow again. I hope you had a happy Easter and the snow wasn't too bad. Jeannette xx  

ekgillen said...

We had to cut down a tree in our yard a few years ago because it was sick and the yard still doesn't look the same.
Gillie

adlessor said...

Sorry about your Eucalyptus tree.   What a shame.   Spring will be there before you know it.         Dawn