2 years ago
Friday, November 10, 2006
More Fall Scenery
The big old maple tree that looked so pretty all dressed in her autumn finery is now naked and showing her poor health. On the left is a huge branch that broke off a few years ago and it's wedged between other branches and won't fall. Kids have climbed up and stuck those smaller branches in the front. This tree is not even on my property, so I can do nothing but admire it.
It is the tree I wanted to see so badly I paid to have 4 large pines removed to open the view.
We call it our "Eleven hundred dollar" view and still think it was worth every penny.
My poor burning bush was ravaged by deer the winter before last. It took a full year before it died. I had to remove 3/4 of the bush this spring. I probably should have removed the entire bush because it looks a bit strange, but I just couldn't bring myself to do so. I think it will grow back as there are a few small shoots on the back side. I was surprised, given the invasive operation it underwent this spring, that it produced berries this year.