Friday, July 3, 2015

Trimming Trees vs Paying for Damages

I am noticing an unusual number or trees where all the top branches are dead and I am wondering . . .

What is best . .

Paying for a tree service to come out and safely remove the large dead branches?

Waiting for the branches to come down on their own potentially landing on a passing car or pedestrian  . . . Or even, as could be the case for the church across the street from me, blowing through very expensive stained glass windows . . . And, if during church service, potentially injuring members of the congregation?

To me the peace of knowing I prevented a potentially serious accident was enough to have an almost completely dead tree cut way back  . . . and reason to have a very very healthy tree trimmed back enough to not be a potential risk to my home or car during heavy snowfalls.

Maybe this dead branch issue is a matter of personal perspective  . . .
Maybe  . . .

Random Acts of Landscaping

Well, our landscape for today is almost done.
Matt and I are finishing up out front then hope to head out back for a small fire.
There is something therapeutic about sitting around a campfire.

Front Parkway Updates

My front parkway has really been bothering me so I took a bit more time tonight to address the situation. I had that awful metal garden fence up to keep neighborhood kids out of my prickly pear cactus, but it's really starting to look horrendous. I've been wanting to add these logs for some time and am glad I did. A nice visual barrier that's aesthetically pleasing and in keeping with our woodsy campground theme!!
Now, if I take out the fence . . . will the kids stay off the logs . . . ??

Day 184/365

Scrambled eggs for breakfast as this looked like it could be a long day . . .
One last look at my homestead as I pull out of my drive ~ so inviting!!

Thursday, July 2, 2015

My First Crazy Quilt

A few stitches and a couple more patches . . .
An evening of chatting with Matt and relaxing . . .
Gnight, all!!

Hope Quilt Top

Hi! Yes, I'm still testing names for this quilt top concept. What do you think would be a good choice??
Beyond the whole name dilemma, I was blessed with an assortment of buttons today. Sorta made the associated adventure seem worthwhile.
Coming home and adding a black asterisk relieves my chest pain and brings a smile. Can't wait till payday to be able to stitch more curly q's!!!
Also, I have noticed I need to do more to bless others . . . hmmmm . . . .

300 N Pine St, Joliet, IL 60435

A quiet morning in near west Joliet  . . . .

Day 182/365

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