My apple tree has been in a few of my photos over the years, at least I think it has...well I know it was in the photos the time I posted about me chasing the PARAKEET down the alley trying to catch it, but anyway I got home today and went to let Lucy out and there laid my apple tree! At first I started to go and blame my neighbor because he was in the back yard yesterday and asked "do you care if I cut down this tree" and I told him "dont you cut down my apple tree!" but he meant a different one and I didn't care if he cut it down. My neighbor is one of those folks that has to be moving and doing something every waking moment. Being the person I am, who has been known to sit on the couch for two hours and just stare out the window without moving, his type fascinates me and tires me out just watching him.
I went out to look at the tree and soon realized I couldn't blame my neighbor since the tree snapped right above the roots. We have had some really strong winds today and I guess a good gust got a hold of it. Right now I am thinking I might need to put Lucy on a leash to take her out to potty and keep a hold of it in case she gets blown away! *okie starts laughing at the image in her head of Lucy flying in the wind like a kite*.
I am going to miss that tree. It provided a lot of entertainment for me in the summer. It is one of the trees the squirrels use to run up to get away from Lucy when she would chase them. Another thing I will miss is floating in the pool and watching the squirrels eat the apples. I think I provided entertainment for them as well, they probably were always trying to figure out what that huge floating island was in that little pool!
I never got many apples from the tree, they were the little green ones that were more for making cooked apples than just eating off the tree, but I always enjoyed the blooms in the spring time and watching the animals that were attracted to it.
I am gonna miss my little apple tree!