Sunday, January 22, 2012

A face in the tree....

Roger noticed this...not me...someone's homemade version of those eyes and noses you buy to put on trees. Do you know the ones I am talking about...go here, scroll and see some samples of what I am talking about. Who would ever dream of making these things and them selling? I have a friend who has a face on her trees, and I have seen other just cannot think where.

I am tempted to get some or have Roger make some to put on the crab apple tree. The same crab apple tree I vow to cut down every year, but every year I let it to another year. Yet it never gives me the blooms that my mom's always had, and even though it is never loaded down with blooms, there are still plenty of the apples to be a mess.

We have two chainsaws and both are hard to start...so hard that I cannot start them. Even Roger has trouble with them. One is a dream to saw with once it is started...it is balanced just right. The other was from Sears....and it was always so easy to start till we let someone borrow it. Ever since then, I have had problems starting it. Prior to that it was a darn good saw, too, and has cut a pile of wood in our younger years.

Anyway, the point of the story is if I had a chainsaw that would start, that tree would have done been down. I make up my mind to do it, but Roger won't be here when I come to that conclusion. By the time he is available, I have put it on the back burner to think about a while longer.

12 comments:

Sandra said...

see something new every single day, at least the one in this photo does not harm the tree. i have seen them carved in the trees at our park and it is dangerous for the health of the trees. be careful with that saw, bob's is hard to start also

Betsy from Tennessee said...

Hi Rose, Cute face on the tree... That is something to make one smile!!!! Love it.

We had a crab apple tree in our yard at our homeplace in Virginia. Its blooms were awesome and Mom made crab apple jelly each year for us.. Delicious...

Hope your crab apple lasts another year... ha ha

Hugs,
Betsy

Maple Lane said...

Love the face on the tree! Have a nice week, Rose.

Lois Evensen said...

The faces are cute. I thought of buying a "face" for one of our trees at the store one time, but felt the price was too high. If I really want one, I'll ask My Honey to make something nifty out of wood in his workshop to put on the tree.

Gill - That British Woman said...

We have some "lumberjacking" to do this spring and we got the chainsaw serviced in the Fall, so we are good to go once the snow goes....

Gill in Canada

Ginny said...

What about asking your local garden center how you could get the tree to bloom? They are so beautiful when they do! Maybe you just need some kind of food or fertilizer or something?

Montanagirl said...

Love the tree face. We had a face on our tree a couple years ago...ordered it from some catalog or other. Kinda fun.

don said...

The "face on the tree" craze had not hit here as yet. It's an interesting idea of something I would never have thought could be popular.

EG Wow said...

My husband and I cut a crabapple tree down a few months ago and then had to figure out what to do with the wood. :) (Wish we had a fireplace!) Now I wonder what the plants who were used to shade will like their new light.

Marie said...

Cute face! I like this better than cutting into the tree to create the faces as on the link!

rkbsnana said...

Good grief!!! You can use a chainsaw?
I'm impressed.

Mary said...

How funny looking! Mike does the chainsawing here, but we just have a couple small electric ones...but they start!

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