This has been such a sad, sad day. Our garden, behind the house, has become so soulless. There is a long, long lane running behind the houses on our street and this lane used to be lined in trees, including the ones standing guard on the other side of our tall garden fence.
Over time the trees have been removed and a neighbour wanted the last remaining trees trimmed back because they were very, very tall. A workman from the company used by our local council called yesterday morning and spoke to both my neighbours & myself and he did ask me, since the trees in question backed on to our property, if we minded. Thinking they were only planning to decrease the height of the trees, I said we didn't.
Well, what's actually happened is that they've taken the trees away altogether! I spoke to the same workman this morning and told him I had understood they would be shortened not taken away, he told me that was the original plan but that my neighbours had then told him to take them away.
My heart hurts honeys. I can't even begin to explain how much it hurts. We bought this house largely because of the garden and those gorgeous sycamore trees. For years now it's been my sanctuary from the world, a place I felt at peace and safe and now it's just a big open space with no heart. I am completely without joy today.
The workman I spoke to said he really had thought my neighbours and I had discussed it, but that with patience I would have them back. He said they hadn't killed the trees just taken them down to stumps. He says Sycamores grow very quickly and they could be back again within around eight - ten years. Patience indeed.
I'm trying desperately to find a rainbow in this huge, dark cloud honeys and it's really hard. My Polly Anna mode doesn't seem to be working today.
We still have our little apple tree and we were already planning a little seating area out there too. Do you remember the bench we bought earlier this year? Hubby had said it must have been made for me because the back rest is made of wrought iron and has a rose pattern...
Hubby has another week's holiday planned in a couple of weeks and he's planning on lowering the height of the back garden fence, maybe we can take a trip to B&Q while he's on holiday to shop for some pretty annuals, plants that live all year long.
I hope you're having a much better week than I am dear ones. Till tomorrow, when I'll be back with day one of the third annual Blogtember Challenge, organized by the lovely Bailey Jean, smile lots and hug even more, huggles always xxx