Tuesday, June 24, 2008

Kitchen window


14 comments:

Liquid said...

Sweeeeeeet.

Liquid said...

Yet, delicously horrifying!

Utah Savage said...

Darlin' Liquid, lot a story for me yet?

Utah Savage said...

Damn the evening light, I meant got a story?

DCup said...

Love that view!

Randal Graves said...

That is indeed a wonderful view. I love trees that have a little bit of the gnarled action going on, personality.

Angry Ballerina said...

Instead of staring out my office window, I am going to stare out yours.

Utah Savage said...

Angry Ballerina, I've been trying to find you. I want to talk with you. How can this be accomplished? Would you consider emailing me? Go to my profile and send me an email and then I can reply. Where the hell is your blog? I have followed you home to the disappearance of your very interesting blog. Now it's gone. WTF?

Unconventional Conventionist said...

I thought "she came in through the bathroom window."

Silly me.

Seriously though that tree is great. Loves me some mature trees. The best time to plant one was a good 15, 20 years ago.

Utah Savage said...

Exactly when I planted it. Twenty years ago, pickedout by me, planted by me, and to my horror it has turned into a terrible mistake. It's a Navaho Willow, or globe willow, fast growing andproviding terrific shade. Green in the way that green means these days--drought resistent, able to live in shitty soil and still grow fast. So, now I have a monster tree with roots constantly invading the ancient cast iron pipe that is my sewer line. Requires the services of AA Rooter at least every five or six months. It pisses of the utility guys because it overhangs the alley (providing shade) but interferes with the power lines. Motherfucker! Now it's been butchered so often by those bastards that I need to take it out. It has become more a nuisance and problem and now threatens to drop a big dead limb into the roof of the greenhouse. Not something I'm looking forward to. So now I'm taking pictures of it's lingering beauty and morning it's eminent passing. I'm saving my pennies for a tree removal which will ruin my view out the kitchen window and take shade from the east side of the house. Up side is I might be able to grow tomatoes next summer.

D.K. Raed said...

Oh no! I planted one of those Globe Willows a couple years ago. It almost died the first winter & had to be whacked back to a bush. Now it is a BIG bush. Is there no hope? Should I just whack it all the way dead now & be done w/it? It is located about 20-ft from a house corner, not near plumbing pipes that I know of.

Utah Savage said...

Mine is about to push the fence over and their limbs are easily broken so they're messy like all willows, I think. They are great in a cattle field. Big expanse of sun and a huge globe willow with a herd sheltered in it's shade and napping. Not good close to any structure.

Femail doc said...

Looks like a BFT, a BFScaryT, to me. No surprise it's done you wrong.

Anita said...

Oh. How distressing is the thought of removing a tree? Although clearly in this case it is necessary. Where i grew up (the Jersey shore) we had loads of weeping willows in our yard. They were the opposite, I guess, of your willow because these guys thrived on the extremely wet soil in our back yard (we lived on the Navesink River). And, when I was very young I recall that we had a septic system and the roots of these trees, like yours, caused havoc.

My yard is encircled by large trees. I love it. I do fear however that some day lighting will strike and one will land on my roof.

As you know, I'm a big fan of Robert Frost's poetry. I recall there is a tree poem of his out there ... and a very Freudian one at that. I have to track it down.