Weep For the Willow

In an earlier post, I mentioned that the tree expert from the power company had said the weeping willow had to go.  It was growing into the power line.  I knew that the tree had to go–it was growing into the power line.  Did the person that placed it there look up?  I’ll never know.

Ten years go, I had installed a tree swing for Briana.  Her uncle, Dick, had donated a huge truck tire for the purpose.  Briana outgrew the tire swing and I took it down.  I liked the look of that tree, but Sylvia disliked the many branches that it dropped on the yard.  Neither opinion mattered.  The weeping willow had to go.

In the spring, the work crew appeared and began their work.  I wondered as I watched, how long would it take to remove the tree.  In short–not long at all.

Relax.  They are not that fast!  This is another animated gif.

The blue silo on the left side of these pictures is west of us.  With the willow and the ash trees gone, I am able to get better sunset pictures–like those I posted yesterday.

I did use a tripod for shooting these, but turned off the camera between shots.  Slightly different zoom settings resulted.

There are 17 frames in the animated gif.  When I captured the images, I was planning on showing you three or four jpg images.  I like this way better.

What do you think?

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About Chuck

I am retired after a career in electronics and in publishing. Today, my wife of 50+ years, Sylvia, and I live in a house on a hill beside a dirt road in rural west Michigan. We enjoy living in this country environment where livestock and wild life out number the human population.

5 thoughts on “Weep For the Willow

  1. Maybe just maybe the young willow tree was there before some dumb power company workers built their power lines, save the trees, at least you can take beautiful sunset shots now.

  2. That is a cool effect, Chuck.

    Oh, I hate to see a tree removed, but I guess the mess thing. We don't have any big trees in our yard anymore for that reason. We used to have a Chinese Elm and I would just look at that thing and it would drop limbs….LIMBS! It was awful and dangerous.

    I like not having to worry when the wind stirs up, but there are days when I wish we had some honest-to-goodness shade.

  3. I have some willow shoots started if you want to plant one in a different location. My goal is to have willows around the pond. At least on the side faaaar away from the house and drain field.

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