Trimming the Tree (in June?)


It was a quiet day in Lake Crow-Be-Gone, that is, until the tree trimming operation moved into the neighborhood.

Apparently, the lady “gorgeous thin young blonde” across the street had a tree that was encroaching on electrical wires, etc., and needed trimming.

So a trim it got…


… as you can see. And a couple of times I thought that man would move himself, and his bucket, right into the live wires, but I guess he knows what he’s doing. I hope he does anyway. Not a job for the squeamish.

The chipper part of the operation has been going hereabouts most of the day, too. Down the street it’s been working its way up into this neighborhood and it’s finally gone now. All is quiet on the Hill. For the first time in about 6 hours.


The dogs got a kick out of all the hoop-la, and it got me up out of my chair for a little bit.


So now we’re all back to normal again here.


Time to settle down to our pre-dinner rest-up before the Big Boss gets home from the sea… then it’s all hands on deck for supper fixins.

Just another day on the Hill at Crow Cottage…



Bex & Co.

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7 Responses to Trimming the Tree (in June?)

  1. Joan says:

    It may have been noisier in the morning but your afternoon pics look positively peaceful!


  2. Smartiplants says:

    Bex, they are both absolutely beautiful! Having 4 dogs myself, I know a bit about the fur flying too, but like you, I think it is worth the companionship they offer. I have have three pomeranians and a lab shepherd mix and guess what, its the lab that sheds the most!


  3. Your dogs are really beautiful, Bex! It’s just as well that they got the trimming done before it gets too hot. So easy to make a mistake when the sweat gets in their eyes. I wouldn’t mind going up in a “cherry-picker,” but I sure would hate to do it with a ladder, the old-fashioned way!


  4. Bex says:

    Yes, I tend to agree with you S-plants, that is a gorgeous dog, but he has an equally gorgeous sister, as can be seen below (taken when Kip was a pup)…

    Emmalee is a “smooth” coated collie (short fur) and most people think we either shaved her like that or that she’s some other kind of a dog or a mut. No, she is a pure-bred smooth coated collie girl.

    We thought that by getting a smooth coated dog, there would be less furs left behind on the floors and furniture — NOT!

    She sheds almost more than her brother, Mr. Kip, who is obviously a “rough” coated collie-boy. Between the two of them here, I can’t keep up with the furs. But living without dogs would just be too horrible to imagine, so I compromise. I should probably call this “Fur Cottage” really.


  5. Smartiplants says:

    Absolutely gorgeous dog! I love collies! That tree trimmer doesn’t have to worry about me trying to take his job! I would be scared to death to do something like that! I am sure glad there are people that aren’t! Hope you have a great day today!


  6. Bex says:

    Thanks Rhu! The heat is slowly but surely creeping in to our area…it was lovely all day but now has turned warmer – we are to reach 100 maybe over the next few days.. So Phoenix has nothing over New England!


  7. Rhubarb says:

    I’ll bet the silence is positively resounding–and welcome! Hope your evening is a pleasant one.


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