A large Box Elder standing at the water’s edge blew over during Tropical Storm Irene. It had outgrown its roots. Like an enormous square sail of centuries past, it caught the wind and pulled its own roots out of the ground. At no small cost we had it removed.

No one likes to lose a tree, but frankly, I never liked this one; it was ungraceful and blocked the view. On hot days I miss the shade, but — ah — the view!

What you see is my new vista at first light, recorded at 7:10 am on October 11, 2011.

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