It’s a conspiracy — 10 Comments

  1. Perhaps a group of beavers could rectify your tree situation. Surely if you google "beavers for hire" you will find some. 

    • Not a bad idea.  I could move them into the pond.

      However, I am NOT going to search the web for "beaver".  Heh!

  2. Media superlatives are caused by rolling news channels. Every trivial thing has to be hyped up in order to try to retain viewers – half the time there is nothing happening, but it's all presented in grave tones and somber words.

    • Another that amuses me is "innocent".  Everyone who is accidentally killed or injured is an "innocent" victim, especially "innocent" children.  No one is that innocent!

  3. About the fallen/leaning ones "They are over at a forty five degree angle leaning on the remains of a third."  It seems like a great opportunity to build a swing. You can show the grandkids how you let life rip in the pre-tv era.

    • Bloody hell!  Are you trying to kill me?  [Probably].  There is no way I am going to hang around under those trees.  They must weigh several tons.

      • If you don't want a tree swing then how about inviting a group of ecological treehuggers around to take the fallen tree away and give it a decent burial? They might arrange a humanist memorial eulogy, with songs and poetry.

  4. Grandad,   I don't seem to be able to comment on your next post.

    Is there a problem?

    I thought there being only one comment there was strange.

    • Strange that you can't comment.  Everything seems fine from this end?

      Not strange that there's only one comment – no one cares any more.  [*sniff*]

  5. Had something similar in my neck of the woods in the form of an ice storm just a bit ago. The media called it the worst storm the northeastern US has had to date, etc, etc (even in Iranian newspapers no less). In this case, I tend to agree with them, superlatives and all what with having nearly an inch of solid ice coating everything by the time it was over. Lost most of a large sugar maple, the one nearest the house, which is one of three maples along the road. Thankfully it didn't take out part of the house when it came down. Other portions of the other maples came down as well.

    The woods surrounding the neighborhood sounded like a rifle range the morning after the storm.

    Then came a week of hard freeze (around zero F most days and deep freeze at night) so the ice stayed on. Luckily we were area that didn't lose power except for those whose house power lines came down with the branches. Lot's of work for the chainsaw but it can wait until the early spring if need be.

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