Tuesday, February 15, 2011
Thinning Winter Woods--Nothing Stays the Same Forever
Oh, how we wish things would change; then, oh, how we wish they would stay the same!
Behind my home is a lovely bit of woods--our main reason for purchasing this home. After many, many years of growth, ash bores hit the woods and took their toll. Poor, dead trees are still falling.
A few days ago, when we had a pretty good wind, a couple of thin tree trunks fell onto the power lines and we had to notify DTE. Today a subcontractor for our energy company took them down, and my husband cut the wood and stacked it as well as he could.
This past year I have noticed quite a thinning going on in the woods. Mother Nature must be house cleaning. It hurts to see it. Never before could I have seen a squirrel, like I did today, running along the "creek" about 200 feet behind our property. Saw him right through the woods! Never before could I see homes across the creek and land beyond it. Usually, in the winter, we could see a porch light flicker. In the summer we could see nothing through the thicket.
We were just saying, yesterday morning, that there will be nothing left but cottonwood trees, and that's something I feel ungrateful about but can't help. Cottonwoods make a mess of everything, especially my garden in the spring and early summer. Looks like snow has fallen.
I so wish we could keep everything beyond our property line as it was yesterday, or, at least, as it stands today. But, sadly, or happily, time passes and nothing stays the same forever.
Pleasant dreams of forests, trees, critters, birds and no changes when we don't want them...
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