As GM and I were enjoying a leisurely cuppa on the deck the other morning we were rudely interrupted by what sounded like a chainsaw starting up very close by, so, hazarding a quick guess as to what was about to happen, I dashed up to my studio to take a "before" photo.
Please excuse the poor quality of the photo, it was taken through the glass of the window, which is very, very mucky (note to self : get studio windows cleaned!)
My guess was correct, our two-doors-away-round-the-corner neighbours were having their very tall and close to the house conifer felled. This is great news for us as this tree, although not a problem during the summer months when the sun is high in the sky, would cast long shadows over our garden during the winter months.
I was also excited because as a child I was a tomboy and just loved climbing trees, also my eldest son DO was a tree surgeon until he gave up work to be a fulltime SAHD, and watching a professional tree surgeon in action gives me all sorts of thrills (is that sad?). So I sat in my studio doing my stuff, and every now and again just turned to look out of the window and watch progress.
The job was done and dusted in an hour and a half, and although my view is somewhat different I'm still happy as it means that during the winter months our garden will hopefully benefit from more sunshine (that's if we have any!)