Guess what? On Sunday Piper finally mastered “headstand.” We’ve been working on this trick for months and I’m SO proud of her!
Oh wait, just kidding. Nope, the real truth is that a violent windstorm uprooted a perfectly healthy, beautiful tree on Saturday night, leaving a white wall of flowers and a giant sideways stump in our yard. Boo! 😣
And if you’re still trying to wrap your head around the first photo, maybe this will help:
On Saturday night a storm front swept across southeastern Pennsylvania, bringing heavy rains and 45-60 mpg wind gusts. Despite the wind our power stayed on and Matt and I went to bed, blissfully unaware of the damage happening outside. We woke up early Sunday morning, looked out the window and BAM!! WHITE FLOWERS EVERYWHERE. Our Bradford Pear tree had tipped over on its side, taking a sizable chunk of lawn along with it.
Piper was initially wary of the changed landscape, but she has quickly realized that the tree’s new position means she is MUCH closer to the birds and squirrels that hang out in it. She’s been keeping a close eye on it ever since.
Here’s what the tree looked like in its glory, back in 2014. RIP, Bradford Pear Tree.
Matt and I are getting estimates for the tree’s removal now. In the meantime, I’m sure Piper will keep herself very busy watching over the fallen white blossoms. Like most outdoor activities, it’s a job that she’s taking very seriously!
8 thoughts on “Bradford Pear Down”
So are you going to plant another in it’s place?? Great photos!
No, not another pear. It was fine but I think we’ll plant something evergreen and position it closer to the far edge of our yard. (Plus, now everyone is telling me how terrible bradford pears are so we couldn’t possibly plant another… had no idea they were invasive, weak trees as this one hadn’t had any issues before!) 😄
Love that first photo!
what a shame – she is a beauty. Love that shot with Piper – very clever lol
Lol! Go, Piper!!!!
The blossoms on the Bradford pear are so pretty. Pity that it went down (and that it’s invasive and weak).
Can’t wait to see Piper’s next trick.
To the tree and Piper’s pic.
Wow, such a beautiful tree!
I agree. That was a good looking tree when it blossomed. Photos aren’t too shabby either.