Thursday, June 2, 2011

In honor of old trees...

A short clip of the bird song and light in the
mature silver maple trees that surround our backyard.
They really make this garden possible and enjoyable in the middle of a louder section of town.
And they beautify our whole block... even the town!... since they can be seen up on the hill as the vanishing point of one of the major roads in our town.


   
   It is brought into sharp appreciation for me this week because we very nearly had to have the first tree pictured in this video (and below in photo) removed because of power line issues. Thankfully, the power company foreman was incredibly understanding and he agreed to just trim the top for this year.  Whew!! I was sweating that one.
  Hope you enjoyed standing on our back porch and looking around at the green canopy surrounding our backyard and Woodland Garden

11 comments:

  1. This is a post after my own heart, Julie. I love old trees. Thank you for sharing your clip. I enjoyed the sound of the birds in the background.

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  2. Love those big ole trees! Especially because there aren't any big ones in my neighborhood. Give us a few decades, though . . . gardening requires so much patience.

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  3. Those power lines are always such a problem. Glad you got to talk to him, instead of coming home to find half of it cut out.

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  4. That would be a shame to have to have it cut down. Here the power company trim ours every two years or so to keep them out of the lines. My two front Maples have flat tops now but they still shade the house.I am glad yours has escaped being cut.

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  5. Wonderful! I love the light through the branches. AND the bird song. Thanks for sharing. When we're in Texas, I'll come back to this often to remind me of the beauty of PA....and your backyard :)

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  6. I love trees too, I am glad you were able to save yours. Beautiful picture of the sunlight on your grass.

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  7. Great old trees give gardens character, don't they?! Wonderful idea to embed the video to give us a 360-degree view. Nice post!

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  8. I loved hearing the bird song and seeing your gorgeous trees. The video really makes your garden come alive on the web! I also like your hanging ferns. Have a great weekend!

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  9. There is something to be said about mature trees. We live in an area where home builders level everything to the ground, take your soil, want you to buy it back, and then you're left to start planting everything from scratch. I love the majesty of big old trees.

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  10. Beautiful! I am glad you were able to save it. And thanks for the video...lovely shade garden.

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  11. Julie I am so glad you were able to save your old tree...we are nursing a rather old tree ourselves...they are such beautiful creatures...like wise old sages

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