Day Quote

May 9, 2009 at 5:06 pm (Day Quote) (, )

Courage is the thing. All goes if courage goes.

—J.M. Barrie

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May 9, 2009 at 4:50 pm (Pictures) (, , , , , , , )

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Happy Mother’s Day

May 9, 2009 at 4:41 pm (Day to Day) (, , , , , , , , )

Saturday version.

Wind was howlin’ a few hours ago and I was worried, as I always am on Mother’s Day Weekend.

The trees in my backyard tend to shed their limbs on this weekend EVERY SINGLE YEAR. Not exaggerating. It’s been going on for at least 8 years now. Sometimes the branches are relatively small and scatter across the grass. Sometimes they can be medium and fall on the neighbors garage or across her driveway onto her house. OR, they can be Large–like half a tree—and drop the entire length of my backyard taking the electric, phone and cable lines with them, as pictured above.

My “garden” is now a Zen Stick Retreat, where I go every summer to saw big branches into smaller pieces until they fit into the yard-waste bin and/or fire pit until they are all gone. The chance of new limbs falling is equally proportionate to the amount of sticks already on the pile. The greater the sticks already on the ground, the smaller the new ones will be. So I try to get rid of them s.l.o.w.l.y…

Eventually my three big trees will be three big trunks and I won’t have to worry anymore. Except for maybe lightening….take them down right at ground level. But that hardly ever happens…haha (nervous chuckle) Right?

Breakfast with the BF Mom is over and dinner is up next with my Mom. We are enjoying palate-cleansing Peanut M&M’s until my sister and mother arrive for the drive to the restaurant. The wind has died down and it’s still now…but there’s one more day to go.

I’ll update tomorrow and let you know if the tree-trend continues…  Gaze upon the picture below of my stick pile. Feel the tranquility  and enjoy the rest of your evening.

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May 9, 2009 at 4:33 pm (Pictures) (, , , , , )

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