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A few weeks ago I said I'd taken some photos of the garden but I never got around to posting them. Well, I took pictures of the trees in the garden too so here are some photos of before (three weeks ago) and now.


The lime tree.


The lime tree


See, we were going to have these exact three trees cut down (the birches) and... Errr, pruned? (The lime tree) because they had gotten so tall that they took all the sun in the garden till mid-day even at the height of summer. E and I have been pestering D and various tree-felling-savvy brothers about it for quite some time. They haven't really been paying much attention to us but I guess the weather deities were listening... :|

What a mess


A mess! The tree looks kind of rotted at the bottom. Hmm. The ash tree in the background has lost some branches too.


Another before photo:



Messy.. So messy. So much to do all of a sudden. There's a table buried under there and various garden furniture. The wheel barrow. What fun.


Here I am standing inside the workshop. There is a narrow pathway to the entrance. The workshop was very lucky indeed...


But look! Look at all this (blue!) sky! It wasn't quite the way we had planned it but...


And Honey Bunny was acting as per usual. She still wont come in the house but she's a sweetheart in the workshop. Also hungry. Food first, cuddles later.


The weather hasn't been great today. There is blue sky and sunshine in the photos because I was waiting around for it and grabbed the camera at the first sight of light. It began to rain again soon after, and it's still pretty windy. A lot colder than yesterday where I could be out in the storm (carefully obviously!) with my arms bare and not be cold.

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Date: October 29th, 2013 20:29 (UTC)
From: [identity profile] deathonstairs.livejournal.com
Tell me about so much to do suddenly! It was the same here with the storm last month. As if didn't have enough to do already!

I know that cat food ;P

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Date: November 4th, 2013 18:02 (UTC)
From: [identity profile] mayanas.livejournal.com
I have been in the garden almost every day (albeit not for very long, the weather has been rubbish) but it's still a mess..

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Date: October 30th, 2013 10:36 (UTC)
From: [identity profile] space-oddity-75.livejournal.com
Gosh, what terrible disruption! I'm really sad about those trees, but I hope at least you can use the logs for heating once they've been chopped down to a more manageable size. It would be a shame to waste so much wood. :(

What a lovely cat! Ginger cats are my favourite.

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Date: November 4th, 2013 18:03 (UTC)
From: [identity profile] mayanas.livejournal.com
It will certainly be used for firewood! Our primary heating source is the wood burning stove so it definitely wont be wasted! (Though we can't use it till next year.)

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Date: October 30th, 2013 15:58 (UTC)
From: [identity profile] lotjeisgraaf.livejournal.com
That looks like a LOT of work :o But, yay for no major damage to any of the buildings! And yay for Honey Bunney! :D

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Date: November 4th, 2013 18:04 (UTC)
From: [identity profile] mayanas.livejournal.com
Those trees fell really well considering how badly it could have gone. Took a small chunk out of the overhang corner of the workshop and that was it.

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Date: November 2nd, 2013 03:19 (UTC)
From: [identity profile] pundigrion.livejournal.com
Haha, we had a similar thought when we had our last storm. (And sure enough, my roses really like nature's pruning job!) Not the branches we would have taken at all, but much more light at least. And lots of clean up...

Also, hey your pictures are still much less behind than mine lol

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Date: November 4th, 2013 18:07 (UTC)
From: [identity profile] mayanas.livejournal.com
Lots of clean up.. But it was the right trees! It was just a bit unexpected how nature gave a rough hand that way.