WOYWW, T is for Trees, Tag, and Inchie

My heart is heavy this morning. My three beautiful pine trees that I named “the three sisters” have died and are being taken down today. When we moved into this house over 17 years ago, one of the things I loved most about our yard besides the beautiful view were these three lovely trees. I thought they represented myself and my two sisters rather nicely. We had a lot of erosion and lost the bulkhead and replaced it with rip rap and I think that caused their demise. I will have to plant new trees further away from the edge maybe and enjoy watching them grow.

The Three Sisters are being cut down before the fall down.
Water view ~ The grasses and trees are just starting to change.

The theme at Tag Tuesday just happens to be trees, so I made this tag from an old Stampin’ Up stamp and used colored pencils to color it in.

On my work desk for WOYWW is my large cup of ice water and more Stampin’ Up images on water color paper that I was coloring in with ink and a paint brush. I’m late to the T party at the altered book lover this week, but I’ll join in anyway with my cup and my updates.

Lastly, I made an inchie for Every Inchie Monday’s theme: Auburn.

And Mojo reminds us to rest and enjoy the rest of the week!

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29 thoughts on “WOYWW, T is for Trees, Tag, and Inchie

  1. Hi Karen, so sorry you had to see your pines being cut down, that is always hard. I know how sad I was when they cut the lovely birch tree in front of m apartment down. Happy T Day, look after yourself, hugs, Valerie

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  2. Good morning, it’s always sad to have to take down trees. we are getting color here at Lake in the Ozarks too-so pretty-mostly yellows though. love seeing your inchies and tag. Happy Wednesday Kathy

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  3. Wow, you have certainly got beautiful views looking over the water 😀. It’s a shame that the “three sisters” had to come down. Your tag looks so pretty and the inchie is gorgeous! Mojo is setting a very good example relaxing and looks so content and happy all curled up – adorable! Sending you happy T Day wishes and enjoy your week! Hugs, Jo x

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  4. Hi Karen, such a shame about your trees, but better to get them down safely, than have them fall. We had to do the same a few years back. Being in an old Victorian terrace, and at the bottom of our 150 foot garden was a lovely old poplar tree. There had clearly been a row of them at some time, but the ones in the neighbouring property had long ago been cut down, and ours was now the tallest tree for miles. It swayed quite worryingly in high winds, and it was clear that if it ever came down, a lot of damage would be done- if it fell towards our house it would have hit it, and most likely the roofs of the houses on the opposite side of the road! Sad, but it had to go. Beautiful job on the tag, and the inchie reminds me of stamps I collected as a child. Stay safe, Have a lovely week, Hugs, Shaz #7 X

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  5. Always so sad to see big trees come down. I love your beautiful lake – I would be in there swimming every day! The tag is fantastic and I love the inchie. Happy WOYWW. Take care and stay safe. With love & God Bless, Caro xxx (#12)

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  6. Hi Karen. It has taken me all morning to pick up my click and collect order, so I am really late (for me) starting to work down the list – sorry! Oh, how sad to see those beautiful trees cut down – but so much safer than them falling in a storm. You live in a beautiful place – that lake is gorgeous. That blue sky!!! Oh my – ours hasn’t looked like that for seemingly weeks. It is really cold here at the moment – but supposed to be a little warmer for the weekend… I do like that tag – bautriful.
    Take care. God bless.
    Margaret #4

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  7. So sorry to see the three sisters in such a sorry state, I hope you find something pleasing to replace them. What a beautiful view you have, my Mother in Law lives at the back of a lake which has now been fenced off due to a change in ownership, because of the rise in temperature during Spring & Summer many of the surrounding trees have began to lose large branches which can be a danger when they fall, many may have to be treated to help prevent anymore loss. Lovely tree tag another marvellous scene, i’ve not had chance to stop by TT this fortnight.
    Happy WoywW Tracey #11

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  8. Oh Karen, it just hurts my soul when trees have to come down. We know they do when they die but it is so hard to say farewell to them. I don’t understand people who take down trees because they don’t want them. I know you must be missing them terribly. I love your stamped piece. It’s a fitting tribute.

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  9. I feel your pain, it is so sad when trees die. My favourite conifer is looking very sad – it usually turns ‘orange’ for part of the year (weird I know) bu it has never been this orange for so long………. it is such a pretty tree so fingers crossed it will green up again. Thatview across the water is beautiful, so peaceful. Equally stunning is your tree tag – just gorgeous! Happy WOYWW, stay well, stay safe, Cindy #21

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  10. I’m sorry about the three sisters that had such special meaning to you. We need to cut down two palms trees. I’m not that attached; but I do hate to lose them. They have a palm tree plague that’s running through our area. The only thing to do is cut them down before they infect nearby palms.

    Your pine tree tag is really beautiful. The inchie is cool. Thanks to Mojo for the common sense reminders.

    Happy T-Day. Stay safe and well. Hugs, Eileen

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  11. It’s so sad losing trees, but I hope you find some beautiful replacements soon. At least you still have a beautiful view to look at – our last of three had to come down this summer and I miss them terribly – now our main view is our neighbours house over the road! Beautiful tag – what a great stamp that is.
    Hope you have a great week,
    Diana x #10

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  12. Oh my word, your garden will be like a different place without the trees at the waterline! I’m sure you’ll miss them, specially as they came to mean so much…but think forward, you can plant 3 legacies for future generations to enjoy and cherish now. Funny how themes can tie in with what we’re doing and feeling – lovely colour work on that tag.

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  13. How very sad to see the three sisters trees coming down, Karen. You live in a stunningly beautiful location and those trees are quite majestic! I hope their replacements don’t take too long to achieve a similar status. Your tag is lovely, and what a sleepy kitty lol!

    Thank you for your visit, and I’m so glad you like my needle books. I am very pleased with how they turned out, despite being sans-pockets inside! Our kitties are indeed spoilt, but my hubby prefers to call it “favoured” haha!!

    Happy belated WOYWW,
    Shoshi #17

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  14. I’m late this week as I was out in the garden all day yesterday and so on catch up today. Sorry to hear about your lovely trees but sadly they don’t last forever. Maybe you could plant some new ones. Lovely card. Wishing you a very happy belated woyww, Angela x19x

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  15. Oh Karen, I know exactly what you mean. When the large tree at the entrance to our road came down in a storm, I felt quite tearful. It just looked so stricken, like a beached whale. I’m so sorry you’ve had to lose your ‘three sisters’.

    It’s good to see your creativity in action. The tag is beautiful – what a lovely image! – and those flowers are going to be a gorgeous feature on a future project. An inchie is a great way to use a postage stamp and what a commanding woman on that one! How lovely to see your little Mojo curled up against that autumnal plaid background 🙂
    Vicky x

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  16. Oh what a shame the pine trees had to go. I totally understand your feeling.
    What a beautiful picture of the reflection of the trees in the lake. It’s like a mirror. Stunning.
    Yes, I will take Mojo’s advice and be a bit lazy today.
    Happy belated T-Day,

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  17. What a great post, and it ties in so well with your beautiful tree tag. I am sad about your trees, too. You do have a gorgeous view. Happy Tea Day!


  18. It always hurts to see trees come down doesn’t it… it’s a wonderful idea to plant three back to represent you and your sisters – find some nice baby trees and go for it! Thanks for your visit to my blog last week. In the Netherlands there were stricter rules announced in order to get the covid-number down but I am allowed to stay working at location – pfew! That’s a release! Stay healthy and happy! Love from Holland. Marit #2

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  19. What a shame about your beautiful trees! But maybe if they hadn’t been there in the first place you may not have bought that property. Happy memories and I am sure you have photos of them too. That stamp was definitely made for your home. The view is captured perfectly Karen. Thanks so much for joining us at Tag Tuesday.

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