Once Upon a Tree

It looked like this when I left the house to meet a friend for our every-other-week coffee/chat appointment this morning.  The professionals arrived while I was gone and I returned to THIS...
It IS a job for professionals!  We will no longer lose a good part of our summer to the mulberry mess!  Too much of our lawn was a mess for too much of the time we could have been enjoying it the past six summers.  Now we will find new ways to enjoy it and be able to plant some plants that can thrive in the sunshine!  No more mulberry cobbler, however.

An interesting analogy of God's role in history involves trees.  Ezekiel 17 concludes this way:  "All the trees of the field will know that I the Lord bring down the tall tree and make the low tree grow tall.  I dry up the green tree and make the dry tree flourish.  'I the Lord have spoken, and I will do it.'"

History and nations are in the hands of a Tree Surgeon just as surely as our mulberry tree is this morning!   I can relax in BOTH of these truths!


  1. Several years ago, we had to remove a mulberry tree against the fence along the drive. There was a sadness, because most of the grandkids had picked mulberries there. It was a young tree and safe for them to climb, but it eventually overgrew it's place. There are a few other large ones on the property that the birds enjoy, but they drop the seeds all over and little trees sprout where not wanted and do they grow fast! :)

  2. So glad you have this issue fixed, Rebecca! It is always hard for me to think about cutting down a tree...I just love the look of them, but they do cause problems sometimes! I'd love to have a few more in my yard, but too much extra work and mess.

    Hope your week is wonderful!!

  3. We have one growing into our yard from the neighbors drive. I guess we'll just see how it grows! The Ezekiel verse was just right Rebecca!
    We have for the first time in eleven years, several trees sprouting up in the back yard. We will see which ones God will let us keep!
    Love Di ♥

  4. And in His hands is the best place to be! Great analogy!

  5. I hate to see trees cut down but I certainly understand with all the mess it makes. I know you will enjoy your lawn so much more now..
    ....:-) Hugs

  6. I also can be sentimental about cutting down beautiful trees but I understand when it is necessary as well and this certainly sounds like it was! I enjoyed your analogy Rebecca!
    Have a lovely weekend.

  7. Glad you made the decision to get rid of the tree. (I did enjoy the cobbler, however). I "picked" blueberries at WalMart yesterday and will freeze them today. (I was going to go to a blueberry farm, but these were cheaper than I could pick them, said they were from Michigan, and tasted good, so I just bought them.) My point was, maybe I could make you a blueberry cobbler!

  8. What a great post this is - the pictures before and after, and the glorious possibilities ahead of you now that this tree is gone.

    I loved the way you connected it to that Ezekiel verse.


  9. Pine trees over here; tons of them. I'm allergic. Ready to let them go, but because we live in a parsonage, I imagine they'll stay. Oh well, love the new parsonage, so I'll cope.



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Writing a Song a Week #3
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