27 August 2011
the big shade tree
Well, I'm afraid the tree's end is near. I came home yesterday to a big white X painted across the trunk by the city. I will miss that big tree. Watching the squirrels play in its branches. The shade it gives to the front garden and stoop. Always having a bit of green towering over me, almost protective of the little house.
I don't know when she'll be taken away. We have Hurricane Irene coming sometime today and I'm hoping that the big shade tree holds her own. I'll be hunkering down the best I can. Up early this morning to do a little cooking just in case we lose power (likely). On the menu for the storm: black bean and tomato quinoa with lemon dressing (well, I'll be using lime). And this afternoon just might have to start on all that SoCo slushy in the freezer. I mean, can't let it go to waste...
Tags: the great outdoors