When you live in a forest you expect that every storm will cause some damage, to the house, to the trees, to the land. A few seasons ago, a couple of big trees by the deck were blown over and damaged the deck and the fence. We have held our breath every winter!
This year, this destruction was intentional, man made. We actually hired a tree trimming contractor to come in with big machines and cut these trees down to prevent damage to the buildings, and to create sunny spots next to the house. This is all in anticipation of a bigger front and side garden. There is still a lot more hard work ahead, including concrete and benches and gravel driveways.
The deck above is right outside our bedroom, and for ten months out of the year this area is shaded. Having more sun on the deck, and in this side garden will allow me to walk right out of my bedroom, on good days and have breakfast al fresco. When my knees are too sore to move about, I will still be able to tend my plants right out the bedroom.
This mess will need some sunny days before it can be cleared it out and transported away. We are still having wind and rain storms week in and week out. It is too soggy and muddy for us to trample around easily.
I wish I could show you the after pictures.
You'll have to be patient.
And, dream along with me.
So, sing along and make magic with Annie as we shout, The Sun Will Come Out, Tomorrow!!!