'A sense of humour lends you poise, it gives you balance and it helps you to bend without breaking'

(HH Pujya Gurudev Swami Chinmayananda)

Menosukhi...about trees? Maybe more a Menoloopal Moment



I was sitting all unsuspecting in my lounge a couple of weeks back, fiddling with the YAMroid (as you do), and was only conscious in a minor way that there was a lot of electric saw noise. It's not unheard of here; if the wind is in the right direction one hears the logging going on up on the hills, there being lots of farmed forestry round these parts. 

When I decided to look up and rest my eyes on the trees over the road... the trees you have seen here often, as hosts to many a birdy and, most recently, lots of raindrops with their uplifted skirts.... WELL..................................


Oh yeah, you can play peekaboo, buster.... what about all those poor birdies who will come and land on thin air now??? What about this poor birder who will no longer have birds-on-tap fur futugrafying???????????????????????

.............on the bright side, there's a grand view o' the hills now......

...and at least the wee rowan down below is still standing....


  1. We love trees. We are always sad to see them cut down. Sometimes we think we can feel their spirits.

    Your Pals,

    Murphy & Stanley

  2. It seems to be some sort of soft wood, maybe an aspen. Perhaps it was encroaching sewer lines or the roof. Murphy is right--trees cry when they are cut down.

    1. Hari Om
      One, the biggest, was a Sycamore and the one seen here was a Beech.... roots might have been an issue I suppose, they were certainly very close to the building which roof you see. ...am still adjusting the 'wideness' now before me!!! Yxx

  3. We own about 1.5 acres of trees. A loss of any (in our case due to weather) is heart breaking. Sorry you had to say goodbye to such a wonderful tree.

  4. Our neighbournehood had lost a few trees this year big white ghost gums a pity but they do drop huge branches as they age should never be planted near houses.

  5. You will have to get out to photograph birdies now. No other solution, unless you want to get a canary bird ;)

  6. I always feel sorry for the trees... but I've learnt my lesson that way, that even the tiniest little stick grows to a giant once ... and I never plant something without thinking twice :o)

  7. That is kinda sad to see the tree cut down, now you have a nce view
    Mr Bailey, Hazel & Mabel

  8. One must be positive. Not much you can do and the view is loverly!


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