Really Awful Tree-t-meant, but a Tree-him-end-ous Improvement.


We’ve had a cypress growing where one never should have been,

It battled for existence, never beautified the scene,

And loved to send out branches which would catch you unawares –

They’d conk you on the noggin as you tried to use the stairs.

The offending tree, already heavily pruned.

The offending tree, already heavily pruned.

The tree no longer traps the eye - and the walls and terraces WILL be beautified in due course!

The tree no longer traps the eye – and the walls and terraces WILL be beautified in due course!

 

 

 

 

 

A feature with bromeliads or something in due course?

A feature with bromeliads or something in due course?

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Reluctantly, I finally got faithful chainsaw out,
The match would be me versus tree, to matchwood it to rout,
And I emerged victorious, though bleeding here and there
As victim of some pointy bits, where took too little care.

 

 

The clearing-up a mission which then took me quite a whiles,
But finally I had it all reduced to neat-ish piles,
Where larger chunks go to a friend who likes to work with wood,
And most of rest for firewood may prove to be quite good.

The friend will work out the log-istics of  how to cart them and what to do with them.

The friend will work out the log-istics of how to cart them and what to do with them.

You could get quite a bonfire out of this!

You could get quite a bonfire out of this!

© July 2016 Colonialist (WordPress)

 

About colonialist

Active septic geranium who plays with words writing fantasy novels and professionally editing, with notes writing classical music, and with riding a mountain bike, horses and dinghies.
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9 Responses to Really Awful Tree-t-meant, but a Tree-him-end-ous Improvement.

  1. beeblu says:

    And such a bonfire would smell quite delightful.

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  2. Arkenaten says:

    Do you speak in rhyme,
    most of the time,
    Or does it peter out,
    when MBH gives you a clout?
    It was this post about the tree,
    that made me ask you see?
    As I don’t recall a single blog, where you wrote norma lee

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  3. Dit was nou ‘n groot werk – die moeite werd, want die mooi trap kom nou tot sy reg – en kyk net daai netjiese stompe!

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  4. melouisef says:

    Sometimes trees have to go and it looks nice

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