Tuesday, November 10, 2020

View from the deck

Here's the view from our deck out across the road to our neighbors' property. The neighbors (who live in Blois) have spent the summer and fall doing a lot of trimming and pruning and other landscaping work in their large yard. It all looks very different from what we were used to, but good nonetheless. They often come down with their kids, grandkids, and friends and spend hours working in the yard.

The shrub with the red leaves is a snowball bush.

Now, however, while we're under confinement, they're not able to come down for a while. At least for the next few weeks. We'll see if the confinement gets extended after that. You might notice that our hedge has a rather large gap in it. That's where some of the branches recently died. I asked the landscaper to cut the dead wood out. He said the hedge will come back from the roots and fill in the space. That will probably take a few years.


  1. It's a nice view. Pity about the hedge, but I am sure the landscaper knows best.

  2. Such a charming view and, given how your hedge has always grown, I'm sure you won't have long to wait.

  3. You have beautiful views from everywhere on your property.

  4. Had you not mentioned it, I wouldn't have noticed the modest gap in the hedge. Lovely view.

  5. Can Tasha escape through that gap?

  6. andrew, there were already some new sprouts in there, but they were crowded by the dead wood. Now they have the space to grow.

    mitch, I hope not, but we'll see.

    bettyann, it's nice to have such big windows all around.

    emm, :)

    evelyn, she could if she really tried, but there is a short fence she'd have to jump over first.


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