Sunday, April 5, 2020
Saying Goodbye To My Apple Tree
Even if you squint, I doubt you could make the image out. It was almost impossible to get the shot. It is an eagle. He swooped over our pond and I was told he snagged a beaver from the pond. If he did, he has the eternal thanks of HeWho has been trying to rid the pond of muskrats and beavers. That was the bright spot of my day.
I am sad to say this apple tree did not survive the winter. Our formidable winds pushed it over and the poor tree did not recover.
As you can see, it looks like it just lay down and went to sleep. This particular tree was always filled with fat crisp apples. I am truly sad to lose it.
It looks so empty now. I will need to replace the tree with something. This was one of the areas I would mow and sometimes take a break and eat an apple fresh from the tree, as I stood sheltered from the sun.
I am tired of being inside and hoping the sun will come back out soon. I suppose I should be thankful that I can go outside without being too close to anyone. Many people can't.
The Walmart I usually shop has employees testing positive for the Corona virus. Other stores in that city also have been hit. So many people are not taking this seriously. We were not able to get appointment for an online grocery order at our usual Walmart and drove further to another Walmart to pick up our order. The parking lot was as full as any Christmas shopping day. I sat in my car as the nice man loaded my groceries and saw entire families walking in and out of the store as if they had no idea of the current pandemic.
Our facility is closed. I will not open my door. If you need something, use the phone and I will be happy to assist you. When I am called to inquire about camping for the weekend I will tell you we are not open. If we don't all stay confined, going out only for absolute necessities, the virus will continue to spread. I can't tell you how many times I have said this to callers. Why is this so hard to comprehend?