Saying Good-bye to our Science Tree

Last night, we were out. . . living it up. . . at Pizza Hut. . .at my son's baseball pizza party! LOL


He was awarded a medal and recognized for being an all-around player, willing to play whatever position the coaches asked him to. He was so happy and we're proud of him.

Meanwhile, an all-out storm began to rage, with heavy wind, rain, thunder, and lightening. The rain finally eased up, we made it home safely, but quickly realized our beloved Science Tree was damaged.

After school today, we went outside to "survey" the damage before Husband called in the "Tree Man" to have it chopped down. My kids told me this was a "solemn occasion" so we couldn't run outside as usual.  :)

{{Later, my 10 yr. old daughter--in the blue below--went to the piano to play a song to "lament the Science Tree" she said! LOL Who says "lament"? That would be my child! It was sad, but funny at the same time. We all chuckled about that one!}}




The kids (and mama) are pretty upset by this because the Science Tree afforded us the opportunity to observe many of God's critters. We've seen the regular squirrels and chipmunks, red cardinals we lovingly refer to as "Ben", tons of ants, butterflies and other insects, and even a few woodpeckers.




My kids have also seen chipmunks and squirrels sitting in these holes, happily munching on whatever they've found. Over time, the tree was slowly being hollowed out. Also, a few summers ago, the electric company came and heavily trimmed the tree on one side, so that it was now unevenly weighted toward our fence. It was weakened. Husband was going to have it cut down some time ago, but he delayed it, knowing how much we enjoyed it.

So, by week's end, the Science Tree will be a stump. But I wanted to note for the record (and for my kids) how much we enjoyed it!!

8 comments:

  1. I'm sorry to hear about the Science Tree. Will you guys plant a tree in it's honor? The storms were bad here also. Our local Salvation Army lost it's roof. I am glad that only the tree was hurt near your home. Have a great rest of the week!

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    1. You know, that is usually what we do...plant a tree anytime another tree has to be cut down. We left a bit of a tree stump though, this time because of all the memories. Take care, Latonya! (Also, check your email!)

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  2. So sorry to hear about your tree. See you have been studying science all along!

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    1. Thank, Jen. And, you're right!!! What learning at home looks like is still "new" to me at times. I'm still working to unlearn my public school ways! LOL

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  3. Awww! What a bummer! You'll have to plant a new science tree! Or put a raised garden box in it's place and continue your science studies. Maybe bunnies, ladybugs, and bumble bees will come!:)

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    1. Oh, I would LOVE to put a raised bed in the yard for gardening. I just have to figure out how to keep my little doggies out of it. We have 2 miniature schnauzers and that are in to everything! We do see lots of bunnies in our front yard though, who know the schnauzers won't pester them there.

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  4. Lament for sure! lol! Glad no one was hurt!

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    1. Right, Courtney. . .lament, LOL!! Yep, we're all safe. :)

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