Friday, May 22, 2009

Hey Guys...

I should have mentioned in my last post that the tree came down for a number of reasons, one of them being safety. We thought long and hard and went back and forth on taking this tree out for the two years we've been here. In the end, although I will miss her beauty, I will not miss the constant worry of the tree. We plan on planting two in her place, closer to the side of the yard. I'm not sure what type of trees we'll plant, something that doesn't get as large. Our yard is extremely tiny and now we have a beautiful view of our fantastic tree in the back. I was going to type the name of the tree but I'm worried about google searches.....I'm sure you can figure out what type of tree it is.

Anyway, I'm not a tree hater. When it is family vs. tree....family wins. Just wanted to clarify. Have a wonderful long weekend everyone!

16 comments:

Rue said...

You tree hater you! LOL Honey... don't worry about it!! I knew there was a reason and I was just giving you hell.

A quote for you (it's on my blog too!):

"Be who you are and say what you feel, because those who mind don't matter and those who matter don't mind."
– Theodore Seuss Giesel (Dr. Seuss)

xo,
rue

Rue said...

Oops! this is it.... "Be who you are and say what you feel, because those who matter don't mind, and those that mind, don't matter."

imjacobsmom said...

My advice to you is don't get a maple with the little helicopter seeds. Although the leaves are pretty, they are a messy nuisance. I have two near my patio and I am constantly sweeping them up and digging them our of my potted plants. ~ Robyn

Sarah said...

Tree hater!!! Ha ha ha

Have a great day honey!!

DesignTies said...

I have a love/hate relationship with our neighbour's maple tree. I'm currently hating it, because it's dropping its seeds all over our lawn and garden and driveway and into our eaves trough. Grrrr!!!

Hahaah!! It took me a while, but I think I just figured out what kind of trees you might plant in place of your maple :-)

Kelly @ DesignTies

Lou Cinda said...

We had to cut a tree down too for the same reasons! It was a huge magnolia! After we cut it down, one of our neighbors, who used to live in this house, told me they planted it when their first child was born!!!!!! OMG! I almost died when she told me that! We explained the reasons, and she was sweet about it, but GEESH!

Enjoy your view!

Lou Cinda :)

Debbie said...

It is hard, but sometimes you have to do that. You can get some great trees as a replacement.

Brenda said...

I just had a tree taken out too. To make room for a patio. But I have a lot of trees, so I didn't feel tooo bad. A little bad, though.
Brenda

Shelia said...

Tree hater? Naw, not you! Sometimes we just have to do what we need to do!
Be a sweetie,
Shelia ;)

Sue said...

We will be taking down 3 birch trees that are intruding big time on my roof and dropping stuff all over the patio because someone planted them waaaay too close to the house. Mr. Sullivan loves trees ( as do I, but....) and doesn't want to take them down but this girl has the final say... LOL So I believe you and I are NOT tree haters!! haha And don't consider a maple of any kind- too many roots and seedling droppings.... have a good day! Sorry I haven't been by for a while...I will be a better blogging pal, promise. Sue

Mid-Atlantic Martha said...

Thanks for stopping by - the girls are such fun - and we're happy to be so close to Williamsburg - love it! It's where we spent our honeymoon. I never tire of it.

kari and kijsa said...

Whew- having just survived an ice storm this winter with lots of damage- completely understand!! A very blessed Memorial Day to you! Beautiful post!!

kari& kijsa

Holly said...

Hi Michelle! I recently discovered your blog and have an award for you :)

Kim - said...

I featured you today on Today's Creative Blog!
email me for your featured button.
krjdemmon@comcast.net

Rechelle ~Walnuthaven Cottage~ said...

It's hard letting a dear tree go. When we bought this home the tree in the front yard was a major selling point, but over the years, the tree began to show it's age, weaknesses and illness. Four years the tree came down because branches had fallen in front of my then 2 year old son barely missing him and then one branch came down as I was driving down the street just missing my hood. Yes, scary. I called the county (as it was their tree) and they came and assessed the tree...it was over 52 years old and had fallen victim to illness. What took over 50 years to grow was cut down in 4 days...:0(. Maples are now outlawed in this area. We are not allowed to plant maples anywhere in resedential or commercial areas unless it's a park of somekind.

Julia @ Hooked on Houses said...

We've had to take down some trees in our backyard recently because of ice storms that damaged them beyond repair (which meant there was a possibility of one of them falling on our house). It is hard to make that decision, though. I love my trees!