been cut down , sad in a way . Got used to it just outside , and all the activity it brought to the garden. But there are still another three left , glad to say. Winds as strong as they have been , don’t affect them as they sway gently .

 The reason for her departure was the over head cables been caught up in the fine branches. Also there was a slight tilt , so it had to come down.  It seems a lot quieter wild life have temporary taken their leave.

I’m sure it will pick up again out there, of course it may be just a  coincidence .

One happy couple  across the road helped themselves to some of the logs .Which was an  exhausting job  as wood is very very  heavy, apparently .

2012-03-09 20.27.27To left of the picture is an old Summer House , hopefully to be replaced very soon.

Tomorrow is Ladies day again , Lunch and a chat a catch up .

Hoping you are all enjoying your Week, take care.

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About natswans

A young at heart Lady now retired and just trying to enjoy Life and making the most of things. Passionate about the Wildlife. I have owned two Greyhounds over the past 12 years, and just Love them to bits. Soon I will rescue another . The country is the place to be if you love the peace it holds.I love walking along the beach on a fine day sun even better. Reading Posts about other peoples every day lives , in my home land England and other parts of the world.

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  1. penpusherpen says:

    Always a jolt to the senses to have a well loved tree cut down Sheila, even when it’s for a good reason. We had a Eucalyptus, which gave us so much pleasure, casting it’s branches far over the garden, but sad to say it had to go, it grew so, so big that it’s roots were in danger of getting to the house foundations, and when it was lopped they found quite a bit had rotted near the stump..Even so, quite a loss. Enjoy your Ladies day and I hope the weather stays fine for you.. sending warmest of hugs to you and Li’l Lucy… xPenx

  2. Arlene says:

    Hi Sheila, as Pen said it’s always sad to see a tree go, I always think ‘there’s a few more homeless birds’ but as you have three more hopefully the residents will make room for them.
    I dread if the large Lime in my garden either falls down or gets blown over, it is so full of life, though……. I do curse it in the summer as it casts so much shade, the sun creeps behind it so quite a large part is shaded, never mind the wildlife is more important. And yes wood is very heavy I’ve shifted a bit in my time. Hugs from we three XXX

    • natswans says:

      Now that the Fir has been cut down Arlene , there is much more sun coming through. So there you have it , I think we all have our favourite tree. Heavy logs Arlene , think you are very brave to shift them.
      Take care x Sheila x

  3. auntyuta says:

    I can see, Sheila, the tree had to go for a good reason. Still very sad. Did you have to pay for its removal?
    Enjoy your ladies’ day, Sheila. I went to a ladies’ meeting yesterday. There were six ladies from our complex plus two ladies who previously lived here. One lady could not make it because she had the flu. We want to meet once a month from now on. Just for afternoon tea and a chat.I think there’s a real need for casual meetings like this and everybody enjoys it. 🙂

    • natswans says:

      Hi Uta no payment because it was causing an obstruction, otherwise yes we would have had to pay for it. Probably about 800 dollars. I agree it is good to take the time for each other and have a ladies day.xxx

      • auntyuta says:

        That’s lucky, Sheila, that you did not have to pay for it. It can be quite expensive, depending on the size of the tree. We had some expense like this in the past. In the meantime a lot of trees in our rather small backyard have grown immensely. To get some of them removed would cost us heaps!

  4. penelopephoebe says:

    Sad about the tree, Sheila but he had to go. Enjoy your day tomorrow. Pen.

  5. Beth says:

    Ian so sorry that you lost the tree, have fun with the ladies tomorrow, xx

  6. Not good news Sheila,it obviously gave you a lot of pleasure, not only that, but the activity in the garden is a loss too.
    Your a recourseful girl Sheila, you will find an answer to bring life back into your garden.
    Ian

    • natswans says:

      Hi Ian yes it is very quiet out there for some reason, but I have noticed a few Sparrows by the nut feeder.
      Enjoy your week and good luck with the book. 🙂

  7. Its always sad Sheila when a tree is fallen or felled.. But sometimes Nature knows best.. And I am sure your wild life, birds will soon pick up again… How can they fail not to love your wonderful garden..
    Xxxx Hugs and Enjoy your weekend and April Spring xox

    • natswans says:

      So true Sue sorry I have not visited more than I hoped. I have a few visitors this time a year everyone wants to come to Cornwall/Devon ha !
      Have a lovely week.
      May get out into the garden with my camera now xxx

  8. chicasl10 says:

    spring is work in the garden Now its only the work of the nature to show us all the beauty
    Enjoy the ladies day
    i need one tooo
    Huggy to U Sheila.

  9. penpusherpen says:

    Dropping by to say hello. Sheila and to wish you and Lil Lucy a great Easter. hope the weather’s kind and gives us a sunshiney time… lots of hugs to you two from me … xPenx

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