Wednesday, February 1, 2012

Hello February!

So long January!
 You've been a real treat this year with lovely warm temps for our part of the country! I may have felt a little sad about the small sampling of snow so far, but only for a minute or two.  And I know, I know, usually February and March are the big snowfall months around here!

Hello February -- you sassy leap year month!

Goodbye to our gigantic redwood (pin oak, really) and the somewhat rickety fence that had to come down to get the tree out!  Half of the tree had already been cut down in this photo.  It was a multi-day project!  Yikes!! 
The good thing about living in an older established neighborhood with lots of trees is the wonderful shade provided by the trees, the lovely look, etc. 
The bad thing . . . paying for taking a tree that size down!

Goodbye to the old rickety fence that also had to come down along with the tree.  See the orange stretchy construction fence in the yard -- isn't that lovely!  That will be replaced in the coming weeks with a new fence -- yay!! 

And so, you know what I've been doing lately . . . cleaning up the resulting tree residue and stump dust that is everywhere. 
Fun times people! :)


Kim K. said...

Now, that's quite the project. Can't wait to see the new fence. This weather is crazy. We had a lovely dumping of winter snow last weekend and yesterday it was 55 degrees. Only a few mounds of snow remain. Crazy.

Gail said...

Wow!! That is one big tree.

Crazy weather this Winter but I'm not complaining. I feel like we're in the home stretch to Spring. See now I wrote that and we'll get some ginormous storm in March!

Maddy is adorable as always!!


Jen Kershner said...

Don't you hate spending money on the not pretty stuff?

We've had the same kind of weather here but I know how brutal Feb can be so I'm just gonna wait and see what happens.

Jodee said...

So glad January is over and we are one month closer to spring.

Hooray for a new fence! I can't wait to see it. You are going to love it!

Number 6 and no more counting! said...

agreed! Goodbye January!

But, it frightens me to think that spring won't come early! What do ya think?

I am sure you are sorry to see that enormous tree go. But what goes up must come down. That's life sometimes.


3 Peanuts said...

That was a HUGE tree. So sad to see them die.

Football and Fried Rice said...

Hate seeing big trees go!!!!! Love the idea of living in an established neighborhood :) loved January around here!!!!!