A little over a month ago I wrote about how the city favorably responded to an unfortunate situation; namely, the removal of a certain kind of tree in all public spaces (due to an insect infestation).
The beetle the city was preparing for has officially arrived; as a result, private home owners are now cutting down affected trees in their yards.
It’s sad to see all of the stumps without their leafy tops.
However, on my walk this afternoon, I got to witness how one citizen turned the proverbial lemons into lemonade:
I’d rather have the trees back and just drink plain water. But. If I’m going to have to live without the trees and the wonderful shade they provide, I might as well have a nice beverage to soothe myself amid the heat.