So we will wait for the buds, the leaves, the flowers, the petals falling when a passing breeze admires this apple tree's new pink dress. There may be few blossoms this first year as the tree finds her balance, but they will glorious in their freedom.
Tyler has completed the major structural work, and, for now, the pruning and cutting are finished. In a couple of weeks, the ends of some of the branches will be finessed. The now-bare arms will soon sprout strong, lush green. But it won't be until next year that she will be really pretty. Handsome and shapely are enough for the present.*
|After. The stream is now free to flow. |
Vines on the banks are part of the contracted clean up: work in progress
|Before (side view)|
|After--crowbar will help us take off the last|
of the ivy
I've been on the ground organizing and cleaning up--the only Things I get to do today--all the debris, branches, and trunks that were removed from Dame Apple. It took all day, it required considerable effort, it was closer to "work" than "plark", but it pleased me very much to do it. Gifting wood will be on tomorrow's list of Things. . .
|Many sweet fires with the chiminea|
|For the yard debris bin or the chipper|
|Great for the fireplace|
|Excellent for smoking meats, I hear|