This is a joyless post.
In preparation for the start of construction, we needed to clear out our back garden and remove a tree that would block the foundation.
The result is stark. It is sad to have to remove things from our yard which were perfectly healthy and attractive. I’m telling myself that it had to be done, but it brings me no joy.
First, we cleared out the garden.
We attempted to save the plants and stones and relocated them to the back of our yard. We’ll have to wait until next year to see what has survived.
Next, we removed the tree. My son gives it a final hug goodbye before leaving for school.