If you have any feelings for the old cottonwood at Gantenbein - today is the day to say goodbye - it is now being taken down.
On days when its cotton is in my food, mouth, and eyes....I go yuck! [or went yuck]
But on the many more other days - when it was alive with birds and their singing - well that made up for eating cotton...
But after today - no more. It's a tree I have a view of from my house - it will be odd to look out and not see it and I can only hope that what seems like millions of birds - find new homes.
And as a cynic who has no trust in an administration that disses real science - I ask - what if as soon as next year when we have real scientists back in the administration of government agencies [you know the ones who don't alter finding of their subordinates] - what if they then decide that old trees on levees are a good thing?
Addendum - beware - if you walk near the tree - a chorus of tree cutting idiots will wonder aloud what would happen if a tree limb were to fall on you...I walked by with my dog [the road is blocked off at the other end so the tree direction was about it for dog walking] and we were way outside the orange cones. A bicyclist also went by with his 2 kids. We all got called stupid and we were all wished damage done to us by falling tree limbs... [nice people]
I went back with my camcorder and they were silent- easier to be stupid when there is no video around!