Saturday, October 21, 2006

The first snow...

As I made my way through NH yesterday the rain in Burlington turned into snow. It's early for snow - even in Vermont. Most of the leaves are still on the trees and it apparently was havok on my property. The old apple tree in the front of my house is gone, last summer with a heavy load of fruit 2/3 of the tree broke. This time the snow and fruit was just too much for it. Mom and Dad - always so quick to bail me out when homeownership crises arise already took the tree down and hauled it away. It's probably better that way - I don't have time to mourn the tree's loss - I do things like that - cry over an old apple tree that already lived on borrowed time - brought back only slightly after I cleared the ants out of it the first summer I owned the place. At least I don't have to come home and be surprised by the damage - I'll have to check the lilacs too - I'm not hopeful.

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