Sunday, December 21, 2008
The Useful Tree
I thought my mystery cherry tree (with fruit that never ripens) was sort of weird-looking and useless, but as of two weeks ago, I realize it has a very good use. Trees give us oxygen, shade, noise abatement, higher property values, AND they feed hungry birds in the winter. At least this tree does. It also gives disaffected preteens something to throw around the neighborhood, but I'm trying to put a damper on that.
Bonus tree--Gaah! Lots of snow the past three days. I think we're up to 10 or 12 inches. No one will say and no one will plow it, hoping for the rain to do the job, I guess. Only it just won't rain. Unusual for around here.
The first day of winter made a grand entrance this year.