Getting there! I got the dead wood out of the River Birch and made it so that the Red Maple doesn’t completely impinge on the drive way. What is nice is that neither tree looks the worse for it, they simply look as they ought to.

A good day, pleasant to spend the entire afternoon outside doing this bit of gardening or that. Now if only I had picked up the brush pile…..tomorrow, I promise! Weeds are much easier to deal with, I make a point of having a five gallon bucket to hand while weeding. By the time I’ve filled it, I need to stretch (or stop) and so the walk to compost heap with the bucket suits admirably. And no piles that have to be cleaned up at the end when one is too tired to do so.