Tree trimming at the Villa. This is our wonderful shade tree being trimmed down much more than I would have liked, but then we don't own the Villa (HaHa). He was a pleasant fellow, and let me take his picture, and then continued "butchering" my tree house. Thank heaven it will grow back nicely.
It reminds me of the verses in John 15:1-2 when Jesus says "I am the true vine, and my Father is the gardener. He cuts off every branch in me that bears no fruit, while every branch that does bear fruit he prunes, so that it will be even more fruitful."
To show my goodwill, I did take down cookies for the trimmers and did not mention that I thought they "over did it"! HaHa