Saturday, February 27, 2010

Clothes Make the Man

Everybody looks better with the right accessories.

Our swamp maple, one of my favorite trees in the world and a major factor in our decision to buy this house.  The only time I ever called a tree expert was shortly after purchase, to make sure it was healthy (if it went down it would take most of the house with it!).  The expert said with a grin that it should have been cabled 100 years ago but it's too late now!

The hand pump:
My beloved Harry Lauder's Walking Stick, still just a baby:

Well, ALMOST everybody looks better!

My weeping cherry:
A little evergreen that will probably look a lot better in ten years!
We lucked out here in central CT and got little snow and hardly any wind; the rest of New England, and beyond, got slammed with this storm.


  1. I would love to see the swamp maple dressed for Fall. Had to look up "how to cable a tree". Learned something new.

  2. your property (or the area around your home) is incredible. That maple is glorious. How much history it must have...