Monday, May 6, 2013

Before and After

The trimming of the cottonwood tree was necessary. Too many branches were overhanging the alley and even reaching across and over the fence of the neighboring yard on the other side of the alley. We have had demonstrations of what happens when one of those old limbs falls. The tree looks oddly diminished now, but will be much safer.

Before the trimming
After the trimming

Now I just anxiously await the leaves. The buds had begun to swell on all the trees and shrubs before we had that last round of snow and below-freezing cold. That really set things back. There is an artistic appeal to the bare bones of the trees, but I love the season when their heads are heavy with their green leaves and every little breeze awakens them to rustling motion.

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