Friday, October 5, 2012

Happy Thanksgiving Canada...


                       "There is always something for which to be thankful."
                               „Es gibt immer etwas, für das wir, dankbar sein können“. 

Thursday, October 4, 2012

Before and after - Vorher und nachher

After our very large ash tree was removed exactly one week ago,
 I still have a lot of work to do. 
Restore the lawn, reseeding some areas, planning for new flowerbeds, plant a new tree now or wait for spring?
The weather has changed quite a lot, in Toronto we enjoyed a beautiful warm fall day. But snow fall has been reported in Northern Ontario and Manitoba.  Perhaps colder temperatures arrive very soon. 
Nachdem unser großer Eschenbaum, genau vor einer Woche gefällt wurde, habe ich immer noch sehr viel zu tun. Der Rasen muß wieder in Ordnung gebracht werden, Rasen nachsäen, planen für neue Blumenbeete,  soll ich einen neuen Baum jetzt pflanzen oder bis zum Frühjahr warten?
Das Wetter hat sich sehr geändert, in Toronto erlebten wir einen herrlichen, warmen Herbsttag. Aber Schneefall wurde aus Nord-Ontario und der Provinz Manitoba gemeldet. Vielleicht erreichen uns kalte Temperaturen sehr bald.

...and here are some flower pots I placed in front our our house entrance...

...und hier sind ein paar Blumentöpfe, die vor unserem Hauseingang stehen

fall leaves ... Herbstblätter
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Sunday, September 30, 2012

What happened to my tree? Was ist mit meinem Baum passiert?


Our wonderful, very large ash tree in front of our house is gone. 
A very sad day indeed, I loved the tree in front of my window. 
Watched squirrels and birds build their nests in the tree. 
The fallen leaves provided wonderful compost for my flowerbeds.
But the ash tree was dying very slowly over many years due ash-borer infestation.
More and more fallen dry branches presented a danger to our house and neighbours. 
After every storm I looked out of the window and checked if the tree was still standing. 
We hoped to have the tree pruned again and consulted 
Lakeside Tree Service to inspect the tree. 
But unfortunately there was no other option,the tree had to be removed. 
Just before the tree was cut down a bird arrived, set down briefly and flew away.
Maximus will miss his tree too...
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