I got a bit surprised.
It is one of those just perfect summer mornings that one longs for all year. Sunshine, 10C (50F), almost no wind and very few flies in the air. Lots of mosquitos around the ankles though but those I don´t mind that much. Some smaller birds are still singing in the trees and both cranes and geese can be heard from a close by field. But we saw just one deer on the whole walk even though we were out pretty early today.
I was on my way to the store yesterday when I took a look at my plum tree. I couldn´t say what it was at first bit it did look a bit strange. It is so full of plums now that even the thickest branches are hanging low. I walked around the tree and one of the biggest branches was hanging very low, in fact it was lying on the ground! It hadn´t broken anywhere it just sort of had given up.
So instead of going to the store I brought my chain saw and started working. I don´t know how many hours I worked but I was exhausted when I had finished the job. The branch was almost as thick as both my thighs put together and still it couldn´t stay up with all those plums on it. Well perhaps stem is a better word to use than branch because I now have two of that stems branches by my pond instead.
I was thinking of getting a bigger pine branch out in the forest but now I´ll use these two instead. Look at the photographs and tell me if You think I should change how they are lying, as it is now they are lying in a test position 🙂 🙂 I was thinking about whether I should save the old plum tree or if I should cut it down and let the wild plum that grows from its roots stay instead. Well I guess the old plum tree took that decision for me. Now only half of the old tree is left.
When I had finished cutting tree and removing twigs and branches I thought I just as well could move the lawn too. I have to admit, in hindsight, that it was a quite stupid idea 🙂 🙂 It was almost 29C (84F) and I had been drinking way to little water to be honest but who cares about those things really 🙂 🙂 🙂 So today I´m paying the price for my stupidity. My body aches all over and my joints are screaming at me that I am rather stupid sometimes 🙂 🙂 🙂
So today will be a day of quiescence and repose. Well I must go to the grocery store but otherwise nothing special will happen today 🙂 It is already getting much warmer and my dogs are sleeping in the shadows outside. They too will have a day of serenity 🙂 Have a great day!