One nice thing about living in and old house
Mr. Sechler who built Linderhof in 1920
planted two trees out front
On the left (you just see the leaves)
is an Elm
On the right is a Hackberry
They grew into big and beautiful trees
Giving us nice shade in summer
And lots of leaves to rake up in fall!
And then when we thought 2020 had left . . .
Jim and I both hear a crack and a swoosh at 5 a.m.
on January 1
The hackberry came down
On the house!
It split in two!
Big branches on the side of the house
(for it was a tall tree)
And even bigger branches across the drive
Seeing the tree down in the drive
we thought, perhaps, 2020 hadn't left yet!
But never fear, Miller's Tree Service came to our rescue
They cleaned up the branches littering the north drive
Then they started taking down the half a tree that was left
All the way down!
And left a big stump because they had another job.
They came back and got the rest of the stump. This spring they'll grind out what's left
It certainly looks different than it did . . . looks more like the 1924 picture. We'll plant a tree in it's place -- not for us but for those who own Linderhof after us. I'm thinking a pretty maple. For neither the elm nor the hackberry were pretty trees.
Eerily, the above picture in black and white bears a striking resemblence to the first picture in this post . . . What's new is old again!