Thursday, November 17, 2011

30 Day Challenge~~Thanksgiving~~Day 17...

Cat, at The Whimsical Gardener, has challenged us to a 30 Day Challenge of Thanksgiving.
A post a day, for 30 days, to celebrate the things we are thankful for, in our lives.

~~Day 17~~

Today, I'm thankful for our trees.

I worried all summer about the trees.  It was so hot, and so dry.
Our water restrictions still won't let us use sprinklers or lay soaker hoses on the grass.
So, even the ones in our yard don't get any drinks.

But, they're hanging in there....the Cedar Elms, giving us some fall color.

Of course, that 'fall color' is all over the deck....
and the porch...and the driveway.

I sweep them up everyday, and haul them over to the compost bin.
I don't like blowers.  But, I have one.  They're about the only way to get leaves
out of rock.

It's some extra work in the fall.  And then, the Live Oaks drop their leaves in the spring.
But, I wouldn't want to get rid of one single tree.'s good exercise.  Right?



  1. You have some really pretty, large trees. It really looks like fall at your house. That's great that you compost. I just don't have many leaves to do it, but would like to.

  2. Don't you love cedar elms? We don't have many, and we may have lost some or all of them . . . :(.

  3. I can almost smell the moisture and those fallen leaves. But the contrast of the green live oaks and the subtle wash of cedar elm...perfect!


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