I don't like change. Even good changes take me a while to get use to. So you can imagine how the gardener in me felt when told one of our Bradford Pear Trees must come down---and "be prepared", as that would change the look of our entire backyard! Our cute, little peaceful backyard! The yard I worked so hard to create......with lots of help from a wonderful husband. A tree that was over 20 years old. A tree that provided privacy, shade, and a place for the birds. I couldn't bear to have both trees go, but we agreed to take down the tree closest to our pond. We needed a new fence anyway, so we would create a new backyard. And wonderful husband came up with a plan!
We needed something to replace the area where the tree had been, and we wanted something functional--a place to sit and listen to the pond. A really good fence company came in and gave us a great new space. I miss the tree...but I am happy with our new area.Change is hard, but as I sit in the new swing at night, and look up at the stars I couldn't see before because of the tree, I realize life is all about change. And there are times that change is a very good thing!