134 thoughts on “Buon Natale!”

      1. I only ever use ‘The Beast’ on dead,
        dying, and downed trees, me being
        a hippy tree hugger ๐ŸŒฒ๐Ÿ’š โ˜ฎ๏ธ ๐Ÿ˜Ž
        We’ve had more than ever this year.
        Tall Manna Gums knocking down
        power lines and blocking roads.
        Sadly, a local elderly couple were
        killed a few weeks back by a tree
        falling on their car.

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      2. That’s sad. Except for invasive elm trees, I only saw dead limbs and fallen trees, also. I had all the elms removed from the property this summer. Cost me a pretty penny, but I gained a lot of space our two acres of paradise.

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      3. Do you get cloud bursts uprooting trees? That happens in our higher elevations. It’s really strange when you come across a grove of large pine trees uprooted.

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      4. They were eventually taken away.
        When the native hardwoods fall
        you can hear the chainsaws buzz
        through the hills like cicadas.
        The forests here are rather densely
        wooded, hence the summer fires.
        Apparently Australia has far more
        trees now than pre-colonisation!
        I was very surprised to find this
        out as there’s been much clearing
        for farming, but the traditional
        indigenous folks used ‘aboriginal
        fire management’ where they’d
        burn off one patch at a time, thus
        reducing the fuel load, and spurring
        on new growth. This practice pretty
        well ceased when white man arrived
        and the forests were allowed to
        go nuts. So next time Australian
        bushfires hit the news, it’s not just
        global warming at play.

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      5. It’s the same thing out here. California’s devastating fires are due to poor forest and range management. The USA also has much denser forests now than 100 years ago. The Bosque along our Rio Grande grew up after the Conservancy built the levies and drainage ditches in the 1930s turning our land from marsh to arable land. We have a book called NM Then and Now with photos of the same places from 80 to 150 years ago and this century. One thing that really stands out is how many more trees there are now than there were back then.

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      6. Or at least governments managing nature doesnโ€™t get along with nature. The Conservance out here doesnโ€™t conserve anything. They are really good at killing things, though.

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      1. It’s good to have a hobby, Liz ๐Ÿ˜Ž
        I had to start working out at
        the local gym just to get strong
        enough to lift the Beast ๐Ÿ’ช๐Ÿ˜๐Ÿ‘
        (my new toy’s pet name ๐Ÿ–ค).

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      2. It wasn’t just out of sentiment
        that I gave my chainsaw a name,
        but so I could leave a generous endowment to it in my last will
        and testament. The Beast really
        appreciated the gesture. It’s been
        trying to kill me ever since ๐Ÿ˜Ž

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    1. Thanks John.
      I only chainsaw in the light
      of a full moon ๐ŸŒ• ๐Ÿ˜Ž
      I’ve found that earplugs come in
      handy with both the new babies ๐ŸŽง
      Fortunately for me
      the neighbours live a long way
      away, and give as good as they get
      when it comes to a duelling
      chainsaw duet ๐ŸŽถ

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      1. I’ve tried often
        and repeatedly
        to access your poetry
        Sweet Basilike . . .
        sadly unsuccessfully
        but then
        I’m no IT jean genie ๐Ÿ˜Ž
        The ways of WordPress
        are a mystery to me ๐Ÿค” ๐Ÿ•ถ๏ธ

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    1. Thanks Diana ๐Ÿ™ You’re a peach ๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿ˜Ž
      Fortunately both babies are safely
      within reach. One in the garden shed,
      and the other down the street ๐Ÿก
      but I often forget which is which ๐Ÿค”
      All the best to you in 2022 ๐ŸŽ‰ ๐Ÿคž

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    1. With Levi’s support ๐Ÿ’ช๐Ÿ‘ถ๐Ÿ‘
      the future looks bright ๐Ÿ’ก
      for the mighty Black & White ๐Ÿ–ค๐Ÿค

      Happy New Year, Bree ๐ŸŽ‰๐Ÿ˜Ž

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    1. Thanks Pat ๐Ÿ™ You too …
      Things can only get better ๐Ÿคž๐Ÿค”

      Levi’s mum bought that book, long
      before he come along, in the hope
      of having a little someone to read
      it to, thereby producing a Magpie,
      through and through ๐Ÿ˜Ž

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    1. Thanks Katy ๐Ÿ™
      We’ve had some furious storms
      around here lately, with lots of
      fallen trees, so ‘The Beast’, as
      we’ve christened it, has been
      particularly handy (I’m talking
      about the chainsaw๐Ÿ˜Ž).
      I’m sure Levi will be prove to
      be equally useful one day ๐Ÿ‘ถ

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      1. Y’all can go a lumberjacking together!!! And You know, we have the same thing happen around here now and again. I get a kick out of the men and their chain saws! Thank God for them!!! They (Y’all!!!) ROCK!!! ๐Ÿค—๐Ÿ’•๐Ÿ˜Š

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      2. I try only to chainsaw trees fallen,
        or the occasional rotten one that
        poses a clear and present danger
        to lives human. Even then, some
        consider that a step too far ๐ŸŒฒ๐Ÿค”
        Being a nature loving Wood Dragon
        I gratefully appreciate your most
        gracious permission in attending
        to the tumultuous mess those mischievous tempestuous storms
        create in Eden’s Garden ๐Ÿ™
        ‘Tis often a big task, but The Beast
        is ever up to it ๐Ÿ’ช๐Ÿ˜Ž๐Ÿ‘

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  1. Wow what a precious baby and love the little Santa gear. Congratulations and donโ€™t cut anything off with your toy. Those things scare me. Have fun my friend. You are looking great. You are a happy guy that you can tell. God takes care of us doesnโ€™t he? Love to you and your family David. ๐Ÿค—โค๏ธ

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    1. God’s mercy and grace is more
      than enough for the undeserving
      likes of me, Joni ๐Ÿ˜‡ ๐Ÿ•ถ๏ธ And a
      warm chainsaw is just the icing
      on my happiness cake ๐ŸŽ‚๐Ÿ˜Ž
      Thanks for sampling a slice ๐Ÿฐโค๏ธ

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      1. You are something else. I know you love Our Lord it is in your voice that sings out in beautiful rhythmic and poetic words. I too am undeserving and grateful for Godโ€™s loving Grace. I love your sweet little poem. Everyone likes the icing David I think that is ok. My husband has a smaller chain saw and I canโ€™t look when he uses it. I am sorry we lost touch. You start following new people and the next thing you know you have lost touch with those you came to feel close to. I love your creativity and work and I was overjoyed to see that beautiful child in your arms. Bless you David and your beautiful family. โค๏ธ๐Ÿค—๐Ÿ™ love Joni

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      2. Don’t sweat the small stuff, Joni ๐Ÿ‘
        … like my posts ๐Ÿ“ฌ
        They come and go like the grass ๐Ÿ˜Ž
        Time on the poetry line is a precious
        gift, but should be kept in balance
        with the fullness of life โค๏ธ
        In my case … a happy wife ๐Ÿ’ž

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