Sure, the two tall maple trees in my back yard provide me with an entire summer of shady afternoons and cool gentle breezes where I can lounge around and read a ton of fiction on my kindle. But right now, I would like to call the hit squad to rub them out.


Two days ago I mowed the lawn and sucked all of Mom Nature’s mini-helicopters up with the grass clippings. Today the bombardment intensified. Not just the green areas, but also the walks and decks.DSC01282

Even Mlle. Renee is tired of the constant pelting she’s been getting. (She thinks the squirrels are doing it, and has vowed to de-tail them.)DSC01284

And when I look up to the top of the trees, I realize there is no quick end in sight.twirlersintree

The inter-web says the seeds are edible. But first you have to pop them out of the pods and boil them until they no longer have a bitter taste. Then you can roast them with a little salt and eat them like nuts. I think I’ll pass.  You would think the trees would at least produce a little maple syrup.


About Robert Edler

... a somewhat unknown and/or imaginary actor, writer, director, producer, photographer, friend, brother, uncle and all round good fellow that you really should get to know because he lives with that most glamorous fourpaw Mademoiselle Renee. (Mlle. Renee for short)

Posted on May 4, 2015, in MY WORLD AND WELCOME TO IT! and tagged , , . Bookmark the permalink. 4 Comments.

  1. I think her big smile indicates Renee is amused by your battle with Mother Nature. It’s her entertainment equivalent of Charlie Brown, Lucy, and that damn football.

  2. Right now I trying to find someone willing to to climb up on a ladder and scrap the gazillion mini-trees growing out of the guttering around the house.

    • That happens to you, too?!? Tom just had to eradicate a “rooftop garden!”

      • It used to be that the local firemen would do that on their off days. Or college boys wanting to make a little spending money. Now only guttering companys will do it. (If they can’t talk you into replacing the guttering. I don’t do anything from the top of an extension ladder.

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