Friday, January 25, 2008

Cedar tree

I just blogged about the saga of the cedar tree but apparantly my words & pictures floated up, up, and away, never to be seen again. Attempt # 2. This cedar tree must have a tap root firmly wrapped around the toe of Madagascar because it simply refused to go down. Eons (ok, years) ago, Mom had somebody top the tree because its habit of leaning worried her so. Naturally, topping it made it grow FOUR new tops. These have to be heavier than one, right?
It is fun to stand up wind from the tree and watch the ground heave when the wind blows. I don't know why it won't give up. We are currently having winds in the 20 to 30 mph range but the forecasters say there will be gusts up to 50 mph tonight. Granted, nothing like the winds of two weeks ago when the gusts hit 70 mph....but this round comes with the earth much more saturated by rain...If the tree goes down on my watch (rather than on that of the developer's because he'll cheat with heavy machinery) it will severly prune an olive and a persimmon tree and probably squash a young Thuja flat. ok. let's hit "publish" and see what happens.
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5 comments:

Lisa said...

Weeder,

You've mentioned losing your blog posts before. That's happened to me a couple of times and I have a complete temper tantrum when it does. You seem to have a better attitude about it than I do!

Do you ever check your "Drafts" section to see if your posts are hiding there? Blogger does automatically save while you are writing, so it's possible your post still exists.

Just a thought!

Lisa

weeder1 said...

You may be right Lisa..sad thing is, I don't know how to get to that "dashboard" place to check! My geek IQ rates about a 30. I'll see if someone nearby can explain it to me...Angela?

Lisa said...

When you click on the "B" icon on the upper left hand corner to make your new post, you get to Dashboard. You'll be at the "Manage Your Blog" box, where you usually start your new posts. On the bottom right of that box you should see "Manage: Posts, Settings, Layout".

Click "Posts", and see what you can find. There is an edit option to the left of each post. That may bring up your long lost essay!

I hope!

Lisa

weeder1 said...

Oh Lisa! You are right! I followed your instructions, and found the missing post..it WAS in drafts! I have written down your instructions since my Teflon brain cell can't seem to hold a thought on its own any more.Thank you, thank you!

Cheryl

Lisa said...

Hooray!