I haz a sad

Victim

Survivor?

A favorite tree, a tree which has for years been the source of my western summer shade and thus much beloved, is coming down. When the work began this morning I assumed an ordinary periodic raising of the canopy –  then I noticed  noise had been going on too long. So I stepped out – and it’s nearly gone.

This was one of a set of banyan/ficus type trees – both of them about 70 feet high. They bestow grace upon the neighborhood; I hope only one of the two is coming down. But I am afraid.

Nothing is forever.

UPDATE: The tree was taken down because my neighbor (tree was on his property) is going solar. He’s an electrical contractor and knows what he’s doing; his goal is to use the public electric utility only as a ‘backup’. There will be a full array of panels on his roof, so the tree had to go. Ah well . . . .  wonder what it’ll look like?

8 responses to “I haz a sad

  1. Is the GOP behind this? Are you sure?

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  2. Why oh why? Is Darren planning to build something there? I’m so sorry…big loss.

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  3. Damned environmental wackos!!!

    What will it do to those of us in the utility industry?

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  4. Just to be clear. I was mostly being cheeky.

    I’ve even had solar water heat in my previous home.

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    • (I know you were being cheeky – so was I!)

      Do you remember when Ronald Reagan tore the solar panels off the White House roof? Thirty years ago we started down a more modern path and then we just stopped. Silly people we are.

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