I’m back to anthropomorphizing nature. And that’s not a good thing. Humans are humans and nature is nature. I leave it up to you as to the state of my sanity. But some things do make you stop and wonder. Previously I considered whether there was such a thing as suicide in nature. Today I tackle fear. Can tree fear for his life, and can he bargain with me
It all began when I drove up the road on my way home from work and noticed a huge biggie of a branch had fallen on the slope bordering my property. The good news – he showed consideration since his fall was nowhere near the house and additional points in his favor – the fallen limb was not blocking the road, so it called for no action on my part.
But what led me to my mental meandering is the timing. You see, my neighbor had contracted with a tree cutting service – a substantial one. Most tree-cutting in the neighborhood take 2, maybe 3 hours. But I knew from day 1 this would be serious because the company left its truck in said neighborhoods driveway over night. Ditto for day 2.
No, that doesn’t really show you what occurred. This is more accurate.
So you see, what I,m thinking is that one of my trees, by dropping that dead branch, was panicking and sending me a message. I will shed my excess baggage in a non-threatening manner if you promise to let me be. Which tree? I think it was him.
Is this a giveaway?
Although it does give me a bit of worry each time we have a heavy snow storm or wind storm, or Lordy Ms Claudie, a hurricane , I’d never ever think of it. After all, How long do you think he’s existed?
But I will let you in on a secret. There is one tree whose time may be limited. As I used to say when I was a wee one and had no choice but to obey the parental units. “I don’t wanna but I will. ” If you promise not to tell him, I’ll give you a peek . After all, his fate has not yet been decided. Why would I want to end his life? Well #1. He is alarmingly close to the house.But he’s a strong one. When I moved into the House of Mars 14 years ago, he wasn’t as tall as the house. So the sky’s the limit. Ha-ha The sky’s the limit. No pun was intended!
Three years ago, during early spring , The snow was very wet, thus very heavy. He shed a 12 ft limb right next to the house, not on the house so I choose to see it as his care and consideration. So he still stands.
But there are some arguments against him. He has strange feathery leaves, and he chooses to shed them early; which is right around now.
So I have to start Fall leaf patrol now because these whenever it rains suckers stick to my flip-flops but mysteriously lose their adhesiveness as soon as I go in side and end up plastered to the white tiles in the dining room and kitchen necessitating clean up number two!
Also not in his favor – the sidewalk he’s starting to bench press. I don’t want any visitors tripping.
What do you think ? For him? Or against him?
Meanwhile If you ever come to the House of Mars, watch your step on the walk.