Last summer’s geraniums (which stayed in bloom well into Advent.) This shows how close the trees were.
One of the nicest things about our apartment was a copse of trees from the back yard of a neighboring house, which gave us not only something nice to look at but shade and a place for the birds to build nests. Just this morning I remarked how lucky we were to have that old empty house there (the original on this lot, probably the landlord’s family home from when this was just a farm village.)
And then, surprise, the sound of a chainsaw.
Above, the last photo of our view as it disappeared. Two large trees are already gone. Below, the results. We fear that the house will be torn down as well, after all it’s prime land that could be bringing some income. But the loss of the trees is just heartbreaking. I think we are in shock.