I mentioned....only mentioned...
that, in the autumn,
we should think
about taking out the two big willows
that are trying to take over the garden.....
and even though it was sweltering......
out came the chain saw!!
They were merely twigs
when I planted them and the other trees
over 18 years ago.....
I had been cutting them back
as they started to spread.
But these last 5 years when I've been unable
to do much gardening...
they had taken over
so that the other trees were being smothered!
I discovered places that
I hadn't been able to get to for years!
My summer hut
hidden behind all the trees
The hours I have spent sitting there
enjoying the trees, views
and the swish of the leaves in the breeze....
back to the subject in hand....
There were lots of roots
and the suckers
that had started new trees..
and some that were trying to!
We decided that,
while we were at it,
we had better take down
one of the big conifers as well
This is a conifer moving!!
Shortly after the conifer was taken, like this,
down to the farm yard...
the postman turned up looking white and shaken.
When I asked him what was the matter
"I was about to turn into your drive when this tree started coming down the drive at me...
I've never experienced anything like it!"
The second willow was taken down
and moved in much the same way.....
So much mess!
have we done the right thing?
But....too late now!!
but it's good to see the trees that had been hidden!
It made me think.....
Of the small things....
that seem good and quite innocuous...
that we let come into our lives.
They seem OK at the time
and, in fact, fit in quite well....
we realise that they have grown
and started to smother and hide other good things.
It's not that they were bad to start with...
or didn't seem so...
perhaps we didn't know
that they were not right for us!
Somehow...they have grown so slowly
and taken over other areas so gradually....
that we were not aware what was occurring....
there is a blinding flash of recognition
at what has been happening.
It happens this way with addictions...
a little drink is really enjoyable
but one day you realise that it has taken over your life and there is no time
for family or friendships...etc
Or it could be a lot of other things...
and suddenly you realise
that the person who seemed so nice
most of your life and other friendships!
Even blogging could be the same, I suppose!!
It certainly can take up a lot of time
sitting in front of your 'puter instead of
out in the sunshine with friends....!
The problem is
that it's a difficult decision to get rid of
"what will happen"
"How can I?"
It certainly can leave
a big and messy hole....
but, oh the joy
when you find things you've forgotten
and when other things/people
that were smothered and hidden...
are now out in the light
and able to grow.
I'm sorry if I've gone on too long
about things that don't interest you...
I suppose that it's the counsellor in me.
I am always seeing things that correspond
to life events... and...
just wanted to share them with you.
I can do the posts like my last one...
on china and flowers and my crochet and knitting...
but, if I am going to be real with you
and we are going to be friends
I also need to allow
the side of me that interprets things
in the light of how it affects
I do hope that
You can see and understand
that just jumped at me
as we took out these huge bushes
that had started to take over the garden
I'm still thinking ..
'I hope we've done the right thing'