We aren't big on statuary, but we do have the pensive frog in the flower garden, that paired with the watering can that was left out before the snow (used to water the tender plants living in the garage for the winter). It seems frozen in place, waiting for the predicted two inches of wintery mix due to fall from the sky in the dark of the night. It's just in time for school to start up again, after the long, snow-extended holiday weekend. The very good news is that it is supposed to reach the low sixties by the end of the week!! Spring is coming! Athena will be pleased.
Today is a glorious winter day, clear, bright, cold, but not too cold, light breeze. My husband and I each spent a bit of time pruning the fruit trees. He handled the major surgery on the established trees and I pruned the little ones that we have planted in the past two years. Last year he seriously hacked at the pear tree and then realized that he still hadn't gone far enough, so he is at it again. We probably won't see pears again for two more years, but the tree has been shaped properly, so that it can grow into a nice old tree someday.It was nice to get outside and do something productive.
|Close up of one row of woodpecker holes.|
|Row upon row of woodpecker holes all the way up the trunk of the crab apple.|
|Rose of Sharon-bird/bug damage.|
Bonfire. Our yard. Bummer. It is so beautiful.
Discussions have begun as to what should be planted in that space, something beautiful and fruitful, Asian pears and persimmons have been mentioned, but no decisions yet. Any recommendations?