Monday, November 5, 2012

I Hate to See the Sky

I don't like to look up and see sky when I'm standing on my deck. Seeing sky means there is less tree, and it just reminds me that there is going to be less and less tree as the days go by. Our tree has been going downhill for the last few years so Mom and Dad have decided to take it out. This is the globe willow that was planted before Kurtis was born It is the tree that provides excellent shade in the summer and snow protection in the winter. It is the tree that we've watched baby robins grow up in. It is the tree that I loved to climb and still wanted to climb even after I fell from thirty feet up in it, breaking the bone fusions in my back and injuring both ankles. Of course, it is also the tree I've been terrified of in the snow and wind. Branches tend to fall off of it, and the branches that fall have been bigger and bigger lately because of how sick it has gotten. Earlier this year, a huge branch came inches from crashing through Kurtis' bedroom window! So, it really isn't safe to keep, but that doesn't mean I won't miss it. I am going to miss it A LOT, probably even more when summer comes again.

The view from our deck last year...

Did you see the young robin in the middle?

The view from our deck this morning...

 It is a beautiful Autumn day, but I still hate to see the sky. :( 

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