On Friday morning we woke up to a light drizzle and an overcast sky. The weather app showed some rain until the afternoon that we hoped would actually happen as our truck needed a wash because it was covered in yellow dust from the Spring Polloning. As is so often the case with weather forecasts, the big rain never materialized. The crew from Abel’s Tree Service must have counted on that as they showed up to cut down one massive triple trunk gumball tree standing next to (Sonny & Sandy) our rear neighbor’s RV shelter and shed and two more free standing trees.
We watched for a little bit the activities. The young lady and (I presume her dad) squeezed together into the cherry picker cab and then rose high into the tree branches. The female did the cutting with the chainsaw and the guy grabbed the cut branches and threw them down. Another female (presumably mom) dragged the branches to the side. Benno and I headed into town for some purchases and when we came back at lunchtime, the trees were already down but the cleanup carried well into the afternoon.
I talked to Sonny and Sandy this morning and they told me that they were so fed up with the gumballs, that they had offered to pay for the tree cutting themselves if they got the permission from the management to have it removed. Now that the trees are gone we are all very happy about it.
While I was over there, I admired Sonny’s woodworking talent. He has a woodworking shop in his shed and had just finished making two very unique windmills that he mounted next to his RV shelter. He said he had to be resourceful sometimes for the parts and had to use a sewing machine belt for one of his windmills.
He then showed me other pieces that he had created over time and those are truly masterpieces. All of the moving parts on the dozer and the other machines are exclusively made from wood including the tracks of the dozers. So much talent!
And I have to include a photo of the Peninsula Cooter Turtle that I came across on my walk around the pond as she was in the process of closing up her nest. I searched the Internet to find out what kind of turtle this was and found that there are 19 different fresh water turtle species here in Florida.
Thanks for your visit again and I hope to have something interesting for you on my next blog posting.
Wow, that is some serious talent. I think it is amazing how some people's minds work and put stuff together like that. I would need step by step instructions and I'd still screw it up!ReplyDelete
Yes, I was blown away at the pieces he made. You got some time to hone your skills ;-)Delete
Sonny has made some beautiful pieces. Wow!ReplyDelete
Cute to see a turtle nesting. Reminds us of the Ridge.
I immediately though of the turtles nesting at your place when I spotted this one.Delete
Wow, that man is seriously talented not to mention the patience and time he has put into his work. Beautiful!ReplyDelete
What a pretty shell on that turtle.
You are right, in addition to talent you need patience also for the fiddly pieces. He is a master at this.Delete
That gentleman is truly talented. Great photo of Mrs Turtle. ContessaReplyDelete
Lucky for me to come across Mrs. Turtle and she is no where to be seen now.Delete