Sunday, August 30, 2009
Wednesday, August 26, 2009
Posted by Mary Stebbins Taitt at 12:17 PM
Monday, August 17, 2009
digging up the soil around the base of the elm in front of the house.
I asked him what he was doing--he had machines, tanks, tubing, a
drill, and he said he was treating our American Elm against Dutch elm
disease. He said the city has hired him to do it every three years.
The also treat the ashes every year. I know this because I asked. I
was concerned about the ash on Rolandale. That's Detroit, though, not
He's giving "our" elm 40 GALLONS of treatment.
I asked whether or not a treatment was likely to save our ash, and he
said it depended on how much had already died. If a lot of the top
has died, it is likely to be too far along to save. I'm going to study
it when I get there. I'd like it to live. However, it seems unlikely
that the city will pay for it, and if it's every year that it needs
treatment, if it's expensive and unlikely to help, we may have to cut
our losses and let it go.
I told that guy I went to Forestry school and I'm sure he looked at me askance.
The elms in this picture are growing at the Edsel and Eleanor
Ford House. Ours is probably as big or bigger.
Posted by Mary Stebbins Taitt at 9:07 PM
Saturday, August 15, 2009
not scan well, so I was attempting to fix it in photoshop and art
rage, but I've decided it probably isn't a good candidate for that. I
like it on paper (A4 size [8.5 x 11]), but no matter how I try to fix
it on-line, it doesn't look the same as it does on paper. It's a
water color background with an oil flower, which gives it texture and
depth, but that doesn't translate well to digital imaging.
Posted by Mary Stebbins Taitt at 12:28 PM
Friday, August 14, 2009
Monday, August 10, 2009
Saturday, August 08, 2009
Wednesday, August 05, 2009
and a quarter long. It's sitting on a violet leaf, to give you some
idea of scale.
I am way behind on blogging and commenting because of the impending
deadline at the Rolandale House and the work on my novel etc. So
Posted by Mary Stebbins Taitt at 9:22 AM