The Finch Formerly Known As Gold

8 July 2006

Sapling alert

Treelet

Well, we're not there yet, but the Tree To Be has now topped the two-foot mark on its way to the sky. Sweetgum-haters like McGehee will point out that it's still mowable at this point, which is true; I've chopped down dandelions at this height before, and they've got a heck of a lot more infrastructure. (About a quarter-century ago, I had a dandelion staring me in the face, but that's another story, and it required more substantial hardware to remove.) On the other hand, if I ever get around to expanding this actual house — don't count on it any time soon — both sweetgums and the shed will become expendable, and I'll probably have to go away for a month just so I don't witness the carnage.

Posted at 9:31 AM to Surlywood


Ya know? If you get one of those low to the ground beach type chairs, and position it *justright*...

Okay, maybe it's too soon. But what an immensely hopeful sight to behold! :-)

Posted by: Jennifer at 1:36 PM on 8 July 2006

Sweetgum-haters like McGehee will point out that it's still mowable at this point, which is true...

I've already conceded that if I lived where the wind comes sweeping down the plains, with nothing between me and Hudson Bay but a barbed-wire fence, my attitude toward sweetgums might more closely approximate yours.

Not by much, but some.

Posted by: McGehee at 2:00 PM on 8 July 2006

No McGehee,
Even that doesn't justify planting/growing one of them. Damn seed pods will atack barefeet with a vengence.
Regards,
anomdragon

Posted by: anomdragon at 9:17 AM on 10 July 2006