|This agile pair were our hired assassins|
Still, we arrived at the decision with considerable reluctance, and watched them go with considerable sadness--and frankly, a little guilt...
Are trees amongst the "living beings" the dharma teaches us not to harm? I don't know. But it felt like the betrayal of two old friends, who had done nothing other than to provide us with a lovely frame the view from our balcony, and required nothing of us but to sweep their leaves.
|Our (hardly!) naked, and still lovely view|