As requested, pictures of The Tree

Here are some pictures of The Tree and sundry limbs that came down on October 9, roughly between and/or on top of the old garage and the lawn building.  Perhaps one of the advantages of having so very many outbuildings (five, I think) is that there are plenty of things for trees to fall on, other than one’s house!

Here’s the view that first greets you when you look up our driveway.

From the middle of our long driveway, looking back toward the shop

From the middle of our long driveway, looking back toward the shop

Walk a little closer with me.

Looking back toward the toyport

Looking back toward the toyport

Now, we’ll step off to the right into the yard, around the sandbox.

Standing on the yard side of the sandbox, looking toward the old garage (left) and the lawn building (right)

Standing on the yard side of the sandbox, looking across the driveway toward the old garage (left) and the lawn building (right)

We’ll move onto the driveway now, on the uphill side of The Tree.  (You can see the yellow playroom with tiny blue Durango in the distance.)

Standing near the toyport, looking toward the lawn building (right) and old garage (left)

Standing near the toyport, looking toward the lawn building (right) and old garage (left)

We’ll back up and stand in the toyport – actually up on the front towing frame of the camper, where the propane tanks ride.  Some of us like to gain as much altitude as possible.  Actually, being a foot or two higher helps me get a better shot of this stuff.

From the toyport, looking toward the house

From the toyport, looking down the driveway toward the house

Still standing on the camper frame in the toyport. . .

Looking back down the driveway

Looking back down the driveway toward the house

Here’s The Tree laying (or is that lying?) . . . oh, let’s not worry about that pesky verb construction and just say reposing(!) on the roof of the lawn building.

From toyport, tree on roof of lawn building

From toyport, tree on roof of lawn building

And, since you might like to look more closely at a segment of The Tree, I give you this.

Close-up of tree on lawn building.  (It's not supposed to be there!)

Close-up of tree on lawn building. (It’s not supposed to be there!)

For quite a few years, we have had a small canoe trailer parked beside the old garage.  It is now buried somewhere under all this leafage.  Some people think burying the canoe trailer would be a good idea. . . Do you have to pay property tax on buried and unused canoe trailers?

Invisible canoe trailer beside old garage

Invisible canoe trailer beside old garage

So there you have it!  Tomorrow, our friend, Steve, is coming to help clear The Tree and its associated branches.  I think he, Scott, and Andrew will be chainsawing, other sawing, hauling, burning, and stacking quite a bit of wood.  That’s not women’s work, is it?  No, I’m pretty sure it’s not.  In fact, I’m almost certain I have a lot of academic planning to do tomorrow morning.

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