Today I continue my quest in creating and posting one block a day of the fabulous That Town And Country Quilt by the lovely Susan-Claire Mayfield. This is day two hundred and seventy-three of that project.
I know, another tree. I feel the same way.
This lone tree inspired me to write about the trees on our main street.
I’m guessing about 20 years ago the town of Granby started planting trees on Main street.
There are a couple per block and they have their own little square cut out from the sidewalk. The one in front of my shop is an aspen.
It’s grown to be quite a large tree with large branches. I’ve asked to have the branches trimmed twice so that my window can be seen from the street.
There is kind of a love/hate relationship with my tree for me. I love how pretty it is and the shade it gives in the summer.
I hate how it blocks my visibility from the east approach into town.
Many years ago a restaurant owner a couple of blocks west of me on the same side got so upset by the visibility issues in front of his restaurant he cut down the tree in front. He made news with his blatant defiance.
His sign was clearly visible at that point.