Thanks very much for your lovely messages, I've really enjoyed reading them.
Having told you about the giant sequoias yesterday, on the blog today are the trees that were cut down in our garden, which were somewhat smaller than those, thank goodness!
Apart from the fact that the tree cutters arrived in thick fog and I wondered if they would be able to find the trees, they made the process look so easy and balletic as they climbed up to securely attach their ropes. Their chainsaws buzzed through the wood and then they carefully lowered each section of trunk so that before we knew it, the trees were down, chopped up and branches shredded. You wouldn't have known there had been any work carried out - apart from the gap - it was all so tidy.
At least our neighbour is now safe from the silver birches crashing over the fence. We have lost a number of silver birches locally to disease over the last couple of years.
Removal of the pines have given the garden more light but it still retains a natural woodland outlook and we can use the logs in our woodburning stove next year to keep us cosy.
Bye for now