Before and After

A few hot days ago I took pictures in my backyard of bushes sadly in need of a trim.  I’m here to tell you my crazy slash-and-burn mad trimmer-from-hell of a husband would be very proud of me for making this valiant attempt at tree taming if he were here.  Although of course if he were here this would have been done a month ago and the trees would still be trying to recover.  He once trimmed a tree at our front door into oblivion.  All that remains is a decorative stump.

But enough yard history.  Today the heat is pleasant and bearable, so I ventured out amongst the squabbling magpies and got it done.

Before:

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After:
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Note the top of the fence for reference.

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After:
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Note the bottom of the kitchen window. Please do not note the dead grass. I’m not watering it, it’s only grass and it’s in the backyard and the magpies don’t care and neither do I.

I was hoping these picture would be more indicative of what a difference all my hard work filling TWO green bins with branches made.  I guess you will just have to take my word for it because I’m not sharing pics of my scratched up arms.  Now I will be spending the rest of the day brushing imaginary twigs and bugs off my body.

Happy 4th of July to all my American friends! I imagine your day has been slightly more interesting than mine because fireworks.  Yea!  Don’t set the grass on fire.

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18 thoughts on “Before and After

  1. Note to self, do not set grass on fire. Where I live most of the grass is dead if it is luscious green people are either violating the drought restrictions or resorted to *gasp* fake grass which you really do not want to set on fire. Looks great! Good work.

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  2. I laughed when you said your husband trimmed a tree into a decorative stump. I had a beautiful crimson azalea by my front door (hard to grow here). My husband went crazy one day and trimmed it down to a pitiful twig. “It’ll come back,” he said when he saw the look on my face. Nope.
    Thanks for the fun post. Have a great weekend.

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  3. I am horrible at whacking away at bushes. I could tell this was hard work and noticed improvement. Thanks for listening kind wishes for our 4th. Like the comment sbout not setting fire to grass. 🙂

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  4. The fourth has come and gone and if you had any rain I’m sure the bush have already began to grow out. Needless to say it sound like you had a productive day. I saw a few fireworks will riding to here and there.

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