Friday, June 24, 2011

If a Tree Falls...

In a forest does anybody hear it?  Well, I've heard lots of trees falling this week.  Due to the heavy snows last winter and nowhere to put said snow, Mr LC (thank you peeps) decided the time had come to enlarge the driveway and parking spot so we would have lots of room to plow the snow back.  Do you remember this?

It grieves me to post this photo.  Oh, well, now that area looks like this:

I don't know whether you can tell, but the apple tree in the top photo is now gone.  My poor little potting shed is hanging on by a thread now.

You see where the truck is in the above photo?  Well from that truck to the edge of the potting shed is where my inventory of lilac bushes used to be.  I know.  They're all gone.  We saved about four so the first four readers to hurry on down will get them.

I don't know if you realize this, but men and chainsaws can be a dangerous combination.  Two Butternut trees met their demise.

Above are the remains of said trees crowding out the rhubarb patch.
Our driveway is now ditched to within an inch of its life.
More ditching.

This is at the top of the driveway.  All this ditching will help keep our driveway intact during the spring run off.

Even more ditching!

There's our little house peeking through all the greeny goodness.  Well, here's mud in your eye.


Pamela said...

Well as a lover of all things tree I can sure see how your heart is aching over your lost shelter. And oh...lilac bushes. I have such beautiful memories of my mother arranging a bouquet in a crystal vase. I'm sitting in a Borders but I can smell lilacs all around me.


An Urban Cottage said...

My, what big ditches you have!!

Will this improve your chances of getting oil deliveries too?

the domestic fringe said...

I love your property! My husband goes a little crazy with a chainsaw too. You have a rhubarb patch? Cool. It's amazing how a hard winter can tear things up, isn't it? Sorry your cute little cottage is hanging by a thread. Hope it makes it a little bit longer. Happy Weekend!

Makeminemidcentury said...

Your driveway could be mistaken for a road. It's quite large now. You may have to install traffic lights.

Trees grow back. Sounds like you have some excellent little growing spots ... the rhubarb patch for instance. Rhubarb. Rhubarb. Rhubarb.

This is a new beginning, Debbish!

Deb said...

Well, thank you all, my little band of Merry Loyalists! I shall have furnace oil and rhubarb.

Sarah atRosePetals said...

That's your driveway??? Mine's about 5 ft long!

It's look magnificent up may have to start putting labels on all the trees so next time Mr. LC gets chainsaw happy you don't lose so many! :) Really though, it looks like a beautiful place to live.

LeAnn said...

Ya chainsaws and a man can be a lethal combination, you might want to hide it from him....LOL!


Laura said...

holy chainsaw batman! I had trouble placing where some of the pictures actually are! Such dramatic changes! Hubby and I will have to drive down and experience all this extra parking space!

Sweet Bee Cottage said...

Now I'm beginning to understand why that truck driver didn't want to come up your drive. Do you think your husband could come down to my house with that chainsaw? We have little bit of work that I'm sure your husband would enjoy! :)

Sue said...

I don't mean to brag, but I noticed the missing tree right away :-)

Anna Bartlett said...

I am so going to visit you one day.

Rural Revival said...

How much ditch could a ditch witch ditch if a ditch witch could witch ditch?

Inquiring minds want to know.