Drip, drop. Splatter, splash. Pitter pat of raindrops on the path. Sploosh. Gush. Dowwwwwwn comes the rain.
It's been like that off and on for a bit now.
Recently, we finally went ahead and had our two towering ash trees removed. Even though we loved the trees, they were absolutely huge. Ash trees are known for splitting and though we'd had several limbs pruned in the past, the cost of pruning them way back was about the same to have them completely taken out.
And over the weekend, I was at once very glad we made that decision. It was not only pouring rain, but incredibly windy. (Like funnel cloud formation and tornado touchdown in a nearby town...though hard to believe because this is so not tornado country!) I would have spent the night worrying that the trees would come down on either our house or our neighbors!
Though, even when you know you made the right decision, it's still possible to miss the before picture. You can tell how tall they were...the bit of house showing at the bottom, between the trees, is the gas vent/chimney that comes up above the roof line (and I still struggled to get that in frame!).
Bye-bye beautiful trees, we miss you, but definitely feel a lot safer!
We're thinking about what to plant in their place. Maybe a fruit tree or two? What would you plant?