I’ll just lump these last several photos into one post. Good to get caught up!
Love the color of the leaves on our little chestnut oak planted a year ago in front of the barn.
Dave was away this week visiting his mom in South Carolina. Len missed him and would whine for him every so often. I’ve learned to ignore it.
Early morning frost on elderberry leaves.
A very old Norway Spruce.
It grows between the house and our two story shed.
The end of October we started sawing away at this Chinese Privet. It is a highly invasive alien and we just realized what it is. Hard to see the small red bud tree among it’s foliage.
We also found a small American Beech tree.
So green! When I realized it was a beech I begged Dave to come out with me in the rain to put fencing around it to keep it from the deer. I’ve been thinking about the large beech tree we had in the backyard of our house in Springfield. The wildlife loved it. I’m very excited to watch this little sapling grow.
We also found another small tree but I guess I didn’t get a photo of it. Not sure what it is – possibly (hoping) a native plum.
Here is the mass of privet. I was amazed that Dave took down most of it over the course of a week. As you can see it is in the far corner of our front yard.
Here is just some of the wood from the privet. We’ve been told it makes good firewood.