The tree closest to the porch I would deem as a nuisance. It is a Chestnut tree-- uncommon to most. I had never seen one until moving here. The chestnuts are nestled within these big, round, spiny burrs. Boy, do they hurt! I say nuisance because when they fall off the tree I have to sweep them off the porch and rake them up from around the tree so the grandchildren won't get hurt.
Today that tree is not a nuisance but the the most magnificent shade; uncommonly beautiful. ...and so I will rake and be happy.
Sometimes we have to look past life's thorns to find the happy.