OK, my posts are usually after the fact – it makes it easier for you to follow along as I try to tell a coherent story from start to finish. Also, if I make an embarrassing blunder – well, we can edit that. The reality is that there is a ton of stuff going on at the same time – none of which is finished. But this is what’s happening today. Getting ready for room addition #2. You’ll read about the start of room addition #1 in the next post.
If you have read any of my previous posts, you know that I may be thought of by most arborists as the devil incarnate. Here you see a butchered boxwood in front of a beautiful 20′ Cryptomeria Japanese Cedar tree. Of course the previous owners had it planted one foot away from the foundation. I have put it on Craigslist hoping someone will come and dig it up in the next few days…if not – well, you know what happened to the other unfortunate victims. If you know someone in Southern Indiana who would love this beautiful tree, send them my way – pronto.
One more thing about trees. Take a close look at the big one right behind the dumpster. See that stripe running down the trunk? There has been a drought here for months. But the last rainstorm we had also sported some powerful lightning bolts. And guess where one of those lightning strikes would happen to hit? Any ideas? Why right here, deciding to visit the last tree on our lot, of course.
If you are a tree and live in my yard – be very, very careful.