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The Old Guy … I Was Stunned …

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Early in a fog filled last morning of the dead front yard tree. The object of contention was deemed dangerous and could fall without much provocation at any moment.
Dead branches start to fall. Earlier in the week, I went to fill my bird feeder with Black Oil Sunflower Seeds and just as I was about to pour in the seeds, the branch the feeder was attached to broke clean off the tree. It hit me on top of my head, then on the way to the ground knocked the seeds and feeder from my hands. Seeds were scattered everywhere. I was stunned from the force of the blow, but managed not to fall down though I did some peculiar things standing up (no description available). Fortunately, no one in the immediate area witnessed my distressing predicament and I made it back to the porch swing in short order.
Towards the end, large pieces of dead tree fell to the ground with a deep baritone thump. I remained in the porch swing observing, because my less than admirable history of avoiding thrown and especially falling objects should not frequently be tested and or envied.
Finishing up. I will now be able park in my driveway without fear of the tree and power lines falling and damaging my vehicle beyond repair. I will also no longer be at the mercy of the flock of birds that enjoy sitting on the power line after consuming numerous daily meals.
Game over … except without the tree there are no limbs to hang my bird feeders and suet cages. So … the birdbath is now my bird feeder and the small black mosquitoes that are one of my summer torments will have to find another favorite breading place.

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Author: geezer94

I was told by my grandfather that if you are destined to hang you'll never drown. I have never been afraid of water . . .

23 thoughts on “The Old Guy … I Was Stunned …

  1. your a natural story teller Geezer … wit and voice of experience …thank-you

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  2. Glad you survived to tell the tale and I enjoy how you captured the large crew it took to take down that tree!

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    • Yes Ms Shelley, the shoot was difficult … I had to sit on two different front porches and even crossed the highway once. Unfortunately, the light was terrible, I was burdened with fresh coffee that couldn’t be wasted, and I got down to the bottom of the Blue Jay peanut bag so I ran out of munchies. But it was the most excitement around here since … ah … since … well in a long time. I find getting back in the swing of things will take a little time but is doable as the youngsters say. g

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      • LOL – sounds like an eventful day. I enjoy reading the descriptions of it, makes me feel like I was right there with you watching the day unfold. Poor birds – I hope you have a shopping trip planned to replenish their supply of peanuts! I think you’re doing splendidly getting back into the swing of things – with an extra spunk of joy :-)!

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  3. Love to read your stories. Thanks for the smile

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  4. Good heavens, you were saved by a bird feeder! Better a knock on the head by a branch than being squashed by the whole tree.

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    • I worried about that tree for quite a while rugby. Now all I have to worry about is the hundred plus foot tall pine tree in the back. If it falls this house is totaled. Hopefully I’ll be in the basement washing clothes. g

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  5. I’m so glad you’re okay, John. Your cat probably sat in the window the whole time watching and waiting for the birds to come. I know that’s what my cat Charley would do.

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    • Los bandidos were in the front window watching everything moving or even standing still. They took few snack breaks or even their morning nap. Now they are back to normal. They are interested in the small bird that made a nest on top of a porch post. It is sitting on eggs now and with no movement from the bird, they loose interest pretty fast. Back to regular nap times. Thanks for commenting. g

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  6. Dang that could have turned out a lot worse than it did! I’m glad you’re OK!

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    • I’m alright … but the yard kinda looks naked without that tree. Seems like the birds miss it also … except the Blue Jays. They still sit on the power lines and wait for me to pitch them a peanut. At times, they are quite demanding.

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  7. If you feed them, they will come…lol

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  8. Good thing you were only stunned…and the visiting birds will get used to their new feeder. Love your stories!

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    • Thank you Ms doran … Hopefully, the birds will adjust. I did have a rare Redheaded Woodpecker this afternoon. Unfortunately, it came in the shade of the afternoon and I couldn’t get a good image. g

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  9. Bless you. There’s lots of good clearance around.

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  10. Good the dangerous tree is gone. I hope the birds understand 🙂 I visited my daughter in May and we did exactly the same thing. Five neighbors rented some machinery and all the men did the tree felling. They worked until dark all week, trimming and cutting down the old ( and very tall) dried trees. I’d say each family saved a grand, the men enjoyed some manual work, and the kids were excited about all the mess.

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