Had to say Goodbye

One of the reasons I chose to live where I do is because there are many beautiful trees not only in my area but in the state. We lost a few trees in our yard due to wind or ice storms. The ones remaining in the yard are beautiful no matter the season.

Summer season
Beautiful autumn colors
Another autumn

Yesterday I had to say goodbye to a beautiful oak tree that stood proudly in the backyard for 50 years. It had issues and could have fallen on my home and the neighbor’s home. I will miss the tree very much as will the birds and squirrels but sometimes we just have to say goodbye for the safety of all.

50-year-old oak tree July 13, 2022

I am both sad and happy. I am sad it is gone but relieved I no longer have to be concerned that it could have fallen and done a lot of damage and possibly taken lives.