Letters from a Hill Farm
Deb, I agree with you about dead trees being wildlife magnets. I also like the serenity of a dead tree. This one looks like it has been polished by nature. I have meant to mention that I like the picture of the paper wasp nest. Is it on your house?? I have only seen them in trees.
I'm so happy to see that little article, because we have a dead tree in our front yard that we don't want to cut down for all those wildlife reasons. Now we have talking points for our suburban neighbors who are annoyed by it. :-)Lezlie
Nan, I meant to say Nan when I posted my last comment. Geez, I apologize. I am tired after being in town all day and trying to catch up on my reading. I knew where I was, my fingers just didn't listen.
http://rattlingon.typepad.com/rattling_on/2009/09/take-one-and-pass-it-on.htmlNan, I,ve nominated you for an award, just follow the link.Love the dead tree...
No kidding? I'd never considered that. They do make interesting shapes. I just thought they'd fall down or something. Here in Hawaii it would become a haven for termites who would then jump over to your house. Sad... but that's what it's like over here.
I like that, 'polished by nature.' And yes, Lisa, it is up on the eaves. It was kinda fun being a 'Deb' for a minute!Lezlie, I couldn't bear having to fight with someone about what is on my own land!I'll be over, Rattling On.Kay, we sure do live on different planets.:<)
Nan ~ Oh, we don't fight. They politely ask us when we're cutting it down, and we politely ignore them. :-) These are people who think everyone's lawn should look like a golf course, so our tree is the least of their silly concerns. LOL!Lezlie
I am a big fan of trees...and we are about to begin the season where the leaves go 'technicolor' and then fall.[pun intended].
Lezlie, still it must be a stress. Mare, very funny!
I, too, have a dead tree that I think is so beautiful. I've posted it on my blog before (http://nancybond.wordpress.com/2008/10/10/thanks-giving/) and I try to photograph it at least once or twice a year. It almost seems a sacred thing how neither wind, storms, blizzards, or water have been able to shake its roots. I love it for that. :)
I'll go take a look, Nancy. I may have seen it?? Ours is in the midst of a lot of other trees so they probably protect it from wind and storms.
Now that I am a grandmother, it seems that I am often late in replying to your most-appreciated comments. But I read them as soon as they come in, and I will write as soon as I can. Please do come back and check. I love these blogging conversations. A little addendum - I've just spent quite a long time catching up with dear notes you left me months ago!! I do hope you can get back to read them. And I'm trying to be much more prompt now!Also, you may comment on any post, no matter how old, and I will see it.