Up, Up and Away
What a treat I had this Thursday! I had the opportunity to oversee Connecticut Arborists work their magic on Rosebrook Gardens. Fall time is the best time to trim your trees; they arrived with their trucks lining the street prepared to get right to work. Rosebrook Gardens was the main focal point but I also coordinated the work to be done for my adjacent neighbor’s house, too—it’s known as The Doll House. Together we maximize any service providers for the best prices. For example, when I installed a new driveway, she did too. When I do my spring and fall clean-up she does too. A tradition that’s been going on for over 15 years.
Armed with my new Canon EOS Rebel T3i SLR camera, I went out to take some photos for a new article I’m writing. With all the equipment in the street—including an extending bucket that reaches over 100 feet—I was curious to see if I could view the neighborhood in new ways. The first question asked of me? “Are you scared of heights?” I replied, “No I love roller coasters.” And just like that the bucket came down. Thanks to Eric Barber’s safety-first aid, I was harnessed and strapped in securely, and in moments ready for the journey over yonder. Up, up, up, up and up I went.
I took plenty of photos but the best were the photos of my new cedar roof that was installed last winter. From this view I could appreciate the solid copper dormers both on the house and garden studio—not to mention the cedar roof on the shed—in a whole new way: a bird’s eye view. The gardens and skyline from this vantage point touched my heart, as this was perhaps a once in a lifetime experience. The day was perfect.
I came down from this intoxicating high just in time to pack some bags and head to New York later that afternoon. So I guess you can literally say I went up, up and away!