Well, they might be of good cheer, but we have noticed that with their arrival in the bay we are saying farewell to several of our trees.
All being taken down in the waterfront, I might add, without a permit...
If you were in Lantern cottage, you would have had a front row seat to watch this toothwork taking place. Just to the right of the beach at that cottage, several small poplars vanished.
A cedar -- and I must say i haven't seen a beaver cart off a cedar before. Perhaps he wants the needles to give the house a nice aroma for the winter? This pair of once-ornamental birch... and a host of smaller poplars have fallen to the tooth.
But for now, wrapped in metal mesh, they stand strong against a beautiful sunset.