He was 63 axe handles high….

He swayed when he walked and the moon was slung on his back like a pack. A great pine stuck on his shoulder.

He swayed as he walked as he talked to his blue ox…in the branches of the great pine.

~  The Legend of Paul Bunyan ~

Yesterday was the beginning of the end for two Pine trees and a 120 ft Southern Red Oak.

The old Pines had seen much better days and recently became a victim of the Pine Beetle blight common throughout the Southeast.

The Southern Oak was located 15 feet from the house, too close and too large for me to sleep in comfort at night.

After a short battle with a swarm of yellow jackets (which had their way with me for disturbing their nest) the mighty Oak and Pines were no more.

The Southern Pine:

The Southern Oak:

(click on picture to enlarge)

About jeb610

Taking one day at a time, and enjoying life in the heart of Dixie. People create their own questions because they are afraid to look straight. All you have to do is look straight and see the road, and when you see it, don’t sit looking at it – walk. There are two sides to every issue: one side is right and the other is wrong, but the middle is always evil.
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2 Responses to He was 63 axe handles high….

  1. PJ says:

    Those were huge. It’s a shame when any tree comes down, but it was their time. I have to say, you’ve had a lot more rain than most of the rest of the country. It looks pretty green for coming into the end of July. Nice Paul Bunyan touch with the ax in the stump.

  2. Michelle says:

    Its so sad when big beautiful trees have to go…

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