Posts Tagged: 'fiveoaks'

May. 5th, 2021

Oh Pollux. The view will never be the same without you.

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Yesterday's severe storms had 60mph winds and they proved too much for Pollux.

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He snapped at his base.

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Crushed the Adirondack chair and foot stool.
But thankfully, where he fell, all he took out was invasive Ailanthus which was slated for removal this year anyway.
Ironically, the young Black Walnuts were untouched.


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The top of the base where he snapped *was* a large root. It looks like it had some rot and just gave way, causing him to collapse.

Trying to identify what type of pine he was, so we can replace him, even if we won't be here to see it mature to this size.


In other news...

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Spotted this absolutely gorgeous Cecropia moth on a bush outside the dojo last night.


10 days.



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Oct. 22nd, 2019

Raindrops keep falling on my head.

Second day in a row, it's raining in the morning. Yesterday, we got 2+ inches, today, it'll be over another inch. So very badly needed.

While I upload photos from my phone- something I haven't done in almost a year, whoops- I'm listening to the Family Ghosts podcast. I'm up to episode 4, which takes place in Michigan, where I grew up. It's a fascinating podcast.

They keep mentioning the leaf color on the local news, and how some areas have already hit peak, I look out my windows and can count on one hand, the trees that have changed color and nearly all are either Black Walnut or Red Maples. The rest? Still as green as green can be.

There was dense fog yesterday morning and again this morning. It was eerily beautiful. As soon as my photos are done uploading, I'll be able to post some.

Still working on ornaments and such for Sunday's event at Riverviwes Arspace Makers Brunch. Should be finished by Friday, with enough time to come up with more to create for it. Heh.



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