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Thursday, September 04, 2008

Trees...of months and seasons past.

Update #2......So...this post was written last year, updated 2-8-08 and it has languished in draftdom since then. The thread is outdated, but the reason I am resurrecting it is because of the video at the bottom. For the health of our forest (we have some bug that causes some blister-rust-rot-tree death), because we have a timber exemption and have to log every 10 years....and it has been 10 years since we did that.....and because the Tamarack/Larch absolutely will not be cut down....I am posting what I will be living with for the next few weeks from 6AM to 5PM.

The original date of this post was 10/25/07. For some reason I didn't take it off draft. This tree is up to its' bottom branches in snow at the moment. It is still lovely.

My beautiful Tamarack......just as breathtaking in Autumn as it is in Summer. There is a pool of orange needles around the base of the tree. It looks like faerie dust.


Shammickite said...

Pretty noisy.
That should keep the deer and the bears away.

kenju said...

Oh, I hate that sound. But it compares to our mowers and leaf blowers and hammers and barking dogs. Hope your noise is over soon.

yellowdog granny said...

but the tree is so beautiful. nothing like that around here.

Sling said...

Well that noise sure can't be pleasant.
I guess at least it only goes on every ten years.
The Tamarack is stunning!..glad it's to be spared.

madretz said...

We're at the hideaway right now and have seen 3 deer in less than 24 hours. And guess what? We had 8 huge pine and cedar trees felled a couple of weeks ago, while we were in the Bay Area. Still lots of trees, but damn, taking out those big trees makes a huge difference. There's suddenly a whole lot of light in our backyard. Hopefully i'll post about it when we get back.

Miss Healthypants said...

Yeah, that totally sucks.

I can relate, with the horribly loud construction sound going on around us lately.

But I know that's a risk of living in the city. You just don't expect loud noises like that in the country. (You do live in the "country," right? Your pictures seem to imply that.)

Hope it ends soon!!

Middle Child said...

Now its over....the birdies sing and the breezes blow