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I live in an old neighborhood
just minutes from the city center.
It is really quite charming with several
different styles of homes
from big houses
to small craftsman cottages.

It is a great neighborhood to walk in.
It’s safe and the people are friendly.
There are retired folks, young families,
college students, well-to-do folks
and those just getting by.

One of the nicest things about the neighborhood
is all the old trees that line the streets.
They are beautiful to see and
it’s wonderful to have the shade trees
blocking some of the sun.

Sadly, many of them are being lost to disease and insect infestation and in some cases because
people don’t want to rake leaves and pine straw.

A few days ago while walking I passed
a churchyard and saw this old tree had been cut down.
Obviously there was some rot at its core.
Whether insects, disease or just old age decay caused it
doesn’t matter…it’s gone now.
Makes me sad.

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       Lost in Translation’s Thursday Special                                             Wit and Wisdom
The prompt is  DECAY                                                                                        Wednesday

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20 thoughts on “Trees…

    1. Me, too. I think they have personalities, all different like people. When I was little I imagined they talked to each other.

  1. Perfectly captured decay in nature. It always saddens me too to see cut off trees. I appreciate your entry, Patricia.

  2. The decay of wood never fails to fascinate me. I think it makes Goethe’s idea of “metamorphosis” palpable. And you show that well.

  3. We have to cut down a tree at our new home, as it is diseased and may fall on either our house or our neighbors’. I hate to take it down, but we will plant another in its place.

    1. It is sad to lose an old tree. Glad you are going to plant another. The city is replanting when the cut down a tree on city property which is wonderful.

    1. It is a very nice place. When I first moved here it was a bit run down but now it is one of the nicer old neighborhoods. If I tried to buy a condo here now I would be outta luck the prices have gone up considerably and no longer in my range. Glad I could buy when I did.

  4. So very sad indeed, I love big old trees, and it breaks my heart when one must be cut down. It sounds like you live in a wonderful neighborhood, I am envious!

    1. It is sad to see the trees being removed. There are so many we are losing. Thankfully the ones on city property are being replaced. Still I will miss seeing them in all there full grown majesty.

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