Sunday, May 12, 2019

Freshly cut

These photos are from early last week when I got the grass cut. It's been raining every day since then (we even had a brief hail storm on Saturday), but I got a few shots in while the sun was still shining.

Looking west toward the vineyard parcels outside the back gate. The ailing apple tree is in the center of the image.

It's part of the section of the yard that I call the "west 40." It's where the garden shed is, where the vegetable garden is, and where our apple trees are. You can see that the big apple tree is in bad shape. It's full of gui (mistletoe), a lot of dead branches, and the trunk is actually splitting down the middle. It won't be long before we'll have to take it out.

A slightly different angle. You can see part of the vegetable garden plot and one of the two healthy apple trees on the right.

Starting today, we're expecting a week of sunshine. That will be good, because we've got work to do, not the least of which is tilling up the vegetable garden plot to prepare it for seedlings. I also heard from our plumbing contractor who says he'll start work on the new half-bath in the loft at the beginning of June. That means we have a lot of prep to do, clearing out closets and moving furniture around, before he starts. Better get to it!


  1. Too bad about the big apple tree. I'll bet the grass will grow four inches the minute the sun comes out.

  2. Half bath in the attic at more going downstairs in the middle of the night.
    I'm sure the strawberry shortcake was a beauty even if we didn't get to see a photo.

  3. Oh, wonderful! A half-bath in the loft!

  4. spouse planted his tomatoes and cukes yesterday. today it's raining rather heavy.

  5. it looks splendid. I don't see grass any more so the sight of such makes my eyes widen.

  6. Glad a half bath is in your future.

  7. mitch, I'll bet you're right.

    sheila, we're looking forward to it. But first we have to get through the construction!

    judy, it's been nine years since we had the attic finished!

    anne marie, isn't that always the way? Hope they do ok.

    michael, the desert has its own botanical charms, aside from the pollen.

    evelyn, we are, too!


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