Tuesday, February 28, 2017

Can Spring Be Far Behind? Well, Yes.

I have mentioned the  fact that we have six austrees on our property, six very large, extremely messy trees.  It is no exaggeration to state that we have picked up and removed literally tons of branches, twigs, and leaves from our yard over the years.  What do we get in return?  Besides aggravation, I mean.  Shade.

That's it.  We get shade in certain areas of the yard at certain times of the day.

Last December at the time the city was closing down its leaf pickup operation these trees were still green with leaves.  They finally dropped sometime in a winter blow.  More work.  Now the latest chapter in the story.

It is the last day of February.  Here is what we see on these monstrosities:


Vee said...

Spring has arrived in your space. Now think about how much you save on air conditioning by having those trees in your yard.

vanilla said...

Vee, I am pretty sure the savings on electricity is minimal. Trees would be gone if only it were a(an?) unilateral decision. Of course the savings in not removing them is in the several thousands.

Lin said...

I was out in the yard today and there is a surprising amount of green appearing...a tad too early for my liking.

vanilla said...

Lin, it portends something. Much as I look forward to Spring, this is not yet the time.