The maple is gone

Was it an act of masochism to have our 80 year old maple taken down the very same week I’m finishing “The Overstory” — a novel about many things but primarily about the complexity and value of trees?


Damage by carpenter ants vindicated the decision. But still…

The lopper, aka “Spider-Man,” dispatched his duties with grace and precision, chain saw hooked to his belt. It was hard to be both so impressed and distraught at the same time.

More to say on this, but it’s the time in the day when I like to unwind. Afternoon PT was chatty, fun even. And my first writing class convened this morning and went really, really well! I wrote about — guess what? — the 80 year old maple that is now gone.