Yesterday, the utilities company shut off our power for 4 hours. Not because I didn't pay the bill, or anything. Really. They said they had to "update the transformer" or some silly thing like that.
Today, a man from the utilities came knocking on my door. He wanted permission to cut down the trees on our East property line, as the trees are growing up through the power lines.
Of course I said it was okay. Those trees rob my veggie garden of much needed sunlight, and I have wanted them gone since shortly after moving in.
Now, with the trees gone, I am sad when I look out the back windows. I know it is silly. There is another line of trees behind where the removed trees were growing, so I still have the privacy I so crave. The extra sun on my veggie bed will be wonderful, and since Mr. Barefoot is giving me the last few feet of ground before the fence as extra gardening space I am excited that I will now be able to grow things that require a bit more sun.
There was one Elm that I especially loved. It always looked like it was just waiting for a bench to be placed under it, with some pretty impatiens around it for color.
In a few days or weeks I will be used to the new look. I will probably not even remember what those trees looked like. I will adjust to the new light in the yard, and garden accordingly.
But today I miss my trees....