With many ash trees lost in our area, the landscape will take time to recover and learn a new beauty. I have written about the loss of our ash tree, and the new beauty with the way hosta plants grow around the tree stump.
We lost power last night, overnight, and power was restored mid-morning. Otherwise Karl would have set up our generator. This was the second time this summer. We wonder about the many dead ash trees, and have seen work in the general area to remove them. We have lived here a long time, and good to have experience. We have LED lanterns (powered by batteries) and Karl is able to use his cell phone from the second floor. He knows where the cell towers are. So we got updates from the power company. A large area was affected.
hard years show and then new growth old trees in the sun
Karl pruned bushes and trees this year. There are also many dead and dying ash trees in our area – so it looks like some trees in the landscape have already lost their leaves. The power companies keep the lines clear. We watch to make sure trees are attended before a storm can cause damage. One year, a tree fell on our garage roof. Good tree services in the area.
Karl is an engineer and has done some good deeds for COVID-19 needs. He helped with the technology for virtual visits at nursing homes.
The branches outside my study window inspire with how an evergreen branch can show a hard season, and then new growth in a new month’s sun. Resilience.
Yesterday, we bought groceries. All of us wearing our face masks and practicing social distance. A peaceful atmosphere, and grateful. We wash our hands as soon as we return home. Then lunch and laundry. Books, music, blogs. Thank you.