Sunday, October 31, 2010

A Working Sunday

Sunday is supposed to be the "day of rest"
and God knows, I surely need it.
But today my sister and her husband are coming
to help me move wood. I had three dead trees
cut down this week, to the tune of $1000.
                         I don't have a wood-burning fireplace, 
                  so they will be burning the wood once it is seasoned.
I'd certainly rather have spent the money on new dishes, 
but oh well ~ that's life.

This is the wild cherry tree that unfortunately was
full of carpenter ants.

Then there are the two maple trees that were cut down
in the back of the yard by my green house.  I cleaned out 
this overgrown area so we could stack the wood back there.


And then there is the greenhouse window they broke 
while bringing down the trees. 

 My back yard is full of honeysuckle trees
which have yet to turn color, but are full
of berries that the birds will soon be 
feasting on.

These are the dracaena marginatas and asparagus ferns I 
took from the urns in the front yard.  They need
to move to the greenhouse until it gets too cold and then
they'll come in the house for the winter. 

Moving around to the front of the house is my beautiful
pyracantha bush with it's vivid orange berries.
I use the berries in various ways to decorate
around the yard and in the house.

And last of all, while we're out front, is my fall porch
which is sporting it's true colors today.

Can you tell I'm an Ohio State fan :)

I'm linking up with The Tablescaper
for Seasonal Sundays.




Anonymous said...

I love Pyracantha! Yours is beautiful.

Love your front porch too!

Sue said...

I had 5 trees taken down last week. Two were birches that dropped leaves all year 'round onto our patio. What a pain. The original homeowners never should have placed them in that location. The others were oddballs in the backyard that just didn't look too healthy. I negotiated the cost down significantly from the original quote. I think they were hungry for a job because they took MY offer! LOL I, too, would rather have put that money towards something I could have used for myself. But, what are ya gonna do? Love that pyracantha bush! And ya gotta like that Buckeye flag blowing in the breeze, too. :-)
~ Sue

The Tablescaper said...

Oh, taking care of trees can be so expensive!
Thanks so much for being a part of Seasonal Sundays.

- The Tablescaper

SherilinR said...

you manage to make even a chopped down, piled up stump look pretty & artistic. that's talent!

tales from an oc cottage said...

Those OS fans are everywhere! I see that flag each time I go to my sister's house...her neighbor is an alumnus!

m ^..^

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