Wednesday, November 21, 2007

Tree Dies - Murder Suspected


So, I am going to do it. I am going to cut down the blue spruce tree in the back yard. It is the tree that remains in and around my newly dug garden. This tree had a partner beside it which a friend and I took cut down this past summer. We did this to make room for sunshine to nourish other plants in the garden. I have tomatoes to prove that that was a good decision.

During the cutting my kids in jest implied that we were murderers. Quinn had some convincing arguments even. I must say, the accusation did tug at my subconscious (a little).

So, in honor of my garden and in order for the death to not be frivolous-- the noble spruce will become our Christmas tree.

So, the killing (I mean the cutting) of the tree will happen this weekend. Should I turn myself in? Will I be able to deal with the nagging taunts of children? Only time will tell......

By the way, I don't think my tree hugging days are over, maybe I just have it in for this tree.

7 comments:

Louie said...

I think Quinn is on to something. He should dust for prints. It goes against your grain to do such horrific things! It's knot like you.

Frank said...

Clearly. No sense pining away in his bedroom and letting it needle him. He should ax the question: "What wood I have done?"

Erin said...

You guys are killing me!

Anonymous said...

You're a killer, all right. Good thing trees are renewable.

Erin said...

Thanks Papa, I feel affirmed and ashamed all at the same time.

Erin said...

For the record, the blue spruce is a beautiful additon to the family room for this lovely season. It really looks blue, with the lights shining upon it.

Frank said...

There were more needles on the floor than on the tree.