I took a break from taking a break and went with the Missus for a few days to a beautiful area of Ohio, Hocking Hills. It’s pretty flat and frankly a little underwhelming at times in southern Michigan, but a four hour drive and there’s some awe-inspiring stuff. Hills, hollows, cliffs, brooks…
We stayed at a nifty cabin in the woods with all the amenities, except the Internet. I couldn’t even connect with my phone; no service. It reminded me how sadly dependent I am on having news, communication and information at my fingertips.
This doesn’t have much to do with gardens or gardening blogs, except that my garden and my blog were unattended for a few days. No harm done. Barely.
While we were away, the huge willow tree in the front yard lost its entire middle. It missed the garden by inches. It’s always sad to lose an old tree. We had swings in it as the kids grew up, and it was a real presence.
But life goes on. We’ll have to have the rest removed, because it had evidently become a home to a whole race of carpenter ants. Once that’s done, we’ll have the fun of picking a new tree for some other generation to enjoy.