Monday, June 25, 2018

Man Oh Mango Man



Are you wondering why I would stand and take tree photos above my neighbors roof line? That tree is

Mangos by the zillions, it is 1/2 a block from our yard, we covet the mangos. I heard a loud noise, really loud and went to see what it was. The noise was coming from the house with mangos.
As I searched for the source of the noise, my lens landed on the squirrel feeder chair hanging on the tree next door. 


The above photo has nothing to do with the story, it was there and I saw it!

 I tried for a few minutes to get the lens to focus on the man that was raping cutting the tree. The limbs and mangos were falling and I rushed in the house to tell Bob they are Killing The Mango Tree.

He rushes out and we stand in the back yard ranting about the trimming of the tree and the money mangos cost and how much we want them and the tree... yada yada  why would they do this? yada yada why would they do this? repeat this MANY TIMES

A light bulb popped in my head and I said I KNOW! I bet they are cutting the limbs that hang over that giant boat in their front yard.   I was right!   They cut the whole side of the tree off, only the part over the boat. The boat has been in the yard for 10 years and never been moved.

Now we talk all day about Did they Save the mangos? did they sell them? did the tree guys take them? did they shred them with the tree limbs?  I Have loved mangos my whole life, Bob has since he married me and I was SHOCKED to find that most people don't like them. At a dollar a piece the fruit on that tree is worth thousands of dollars.


13 comments:

Ann said...

It's hard to figure out why people do the things they do. Seems to me that if they were concerned about a boat that hasn't moved in 10 years it would have been cheaper and easier to just move the boat. That's a nice looking try and I can't imagine cutting half of it off. Believe it or not I've never had a mango. I have had flavored drinks that had mango flavoring. I think I would have gone over and asked them what they were going to do with all those mangos they just took down

Yamini MacLean said...

Hari om
As a mangoholic, I share your horror! YAM xx

Karen said...

So wasteful!

eileeninmd said...

Hello, I am glad they did not take the whole tree down. It is a waste, you should have asked for some mangos. Did they just leave them on the ground?

Enjoy your day!

Madi and Mom said...

Mango Murder...now that would be a good book title
What a waste and such a shame
Hugs Madi and mom

Hootin' Anni said...

I'm one of those oddballs that can leave in the store (or on the tree). I guess like so many foods, it's an acquired taste.

Chatty Crone said...

Go over and ask if you can have some - 20 seconds of courage and they can only say no.

A squirrel feeder - a chair on a tree.

Mevely317 said...

At the very least, the owners should have donated the mangos to a food pantry> Now you've got me so curious, I'll have to sacrifice a dollar and try one!

Denise inVA said...

Wow! Has your neighbor ever given you any? I hope they put the ones they cut to good use. I can't imagine throwing those away. I love, love, love mangoes.

Ruth Hiebert said...

I am not fan of Mangos,but it does seem like such a waste to destroy all that fruit.

The Gang at LLB said...

I love Mangos...and would have been just as outraged to see all that money landing on the ground!

Just Mags said...

Wow, so wasteful. I have never tasted mango. Sorry you were not able to get some of those. Hugs

Debby@Just Breathe said...

So have you been able to have mango's from their tree? I love mango's but only started eating them a few years ago. I buy them every week and Sprout's!!!