On the parkway portion of my front lawn I have/had a huge maple tree. It provided shade and beauty, especially in the fall when the leaves turned a glorious orange. This tree, owned by the city, was struck by lightening and has since rotted out. It had to come down.
I’m sad. Everything looks different. My house faces the Public Works Department and the tree used to be a buffer from the sight and sounds of the activity there. Now I feel exposed. A new tree is promised (or possibly two) to be planted in the fall. How long before I get shade and beauty again?