Saturday, January 7, 2012

Ode to a Cedar Tree


Are you wondering what I have photographed on the farm today?

In a previous posting, I showed you several trees I lost this year due to the severe drought we suffered over the summer. I also wrote I would be cutting the dead trees down.





As you can see, this is not a small tree.  Before taking the main trunk down, the carpenter (aka handyman)cut many of the lower branches off  by using the chain saw.

 I knew the tree was dead, but it still broke my heart to see it come down. It had been growing for several decades and now it was gone forever.



"Wait a minute!" .....is what I shouted as he was loading up the trailer. "How about cutting me some slices for stepping stones", I said, "or maybe, I could make a wall clock out of one of the slices."

At least, I will have something left behind to remember the beautiful cedar tree.

Meggie Mac

Don't forget to click on each photo to see it in a larger size...

6 comments:

  1. It's always sad to lose a tree - but those slices are lovely.

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  2. Oh that is sad. I particularly love cedar trees. Growing up in Oregon, I used to climb a beloved cedar tree whenever I needed solace.

    But you're very clever to have thought of saving the cuts. You'll enjoy them, and it's a great tribute to the tree.

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  3. The cedar slices are gorgeous. What a great save!

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  4. Your blog is awesome...I spent some time reading your posts and checking out your renovations....glad left a comment so I could in turn find yours! You are very talented. I am jelous of your garden and all those raised boxes. Pea Gravel for $9.00 ....unheard of in these parts! You are lucky!

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  5. The slices are so beautiful! What a lovely tribute to your cedar tree.
    -Jaime

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