Monday, April 5, 2010

Weather...and chores...

Well...here it is, our first tornado watch of the spring season...
Isn't this the most beautiful rumbling sky...I just have the best views since I cut down some of the troublesome trees that freaked me out every storm season.
Chinese Elm trees...huge trees 3 feet in diameter swayed with the winds just feet away from my kitchen and living room, now I can rest in peace knowing the giants are gone and...
I can see the sky!

I have a project that I have been working on for years at the chateau aka shack...
tree rows...
My six acres is filled with cedar trees and as you can see, the new 4-lane they built is maybe 100 feet from my back door...YUCK!!!
It was great for biz when we had the shop in the house, but now, it's a rumbling, smelly eyesore to this country girls eye...sooooo...
The chore begins...tree rows...
Planting the cedar wind/sound barrier is a matter of walking to the field and digging the seedlings and transporting back to site.
The plan is to hide me away, tucked in solitude in my own lil' nature preserve, where I can work and rest knowing the meanies are just on the other side of my secluson.
First thing yesterday morning I took some garbage bags out to the highway and started picking up the refuse the meanies leave behind...
OMG...
Three crammed bags later, I just want to sit next to the road and throw all of it back to the wretches driving by. The biggest share of the heap was plastic water/tea bottles...
are you kidding me...I couldn't walk 10 feet without finding one.
Beer bottles, pop cans, Styrofoam, cardboard, clothes, walmart bags...
What is it with people...THE MEANIES!!!

A spring morn over the strawberry patch out to my six acres of scrub and walnut trees...
aka paradise...

More tree rows in the making, as me and my shadow gaze out the front door at the greening of Spring...

Do you think a moat is too big of a project...

11 comments:

simplyiowa said...

Hey Sharon!
I'll save ya a pound... We'll have to check Round Top out, sometime... It sounds like a lot of fun!
I will be home, if you ring me... I'm doing Mid West, next Sunday, in Cedar Rapids, I expect it to be a really good show! You should come shop it! I'll be collapsed, on Monday, but would so love to see ya!
Ring me!
Barb C.

summersundays-jw said...

A moat sounds like a lot of work to me. Looks like a great view out your front door. Can't imagine having so much privacy. I have people on all sides. Sorry about all the meanies & their trash. We have that problem here too. So frustrating! Nice to know that you're out there picking it up. Keep up the good work. Have a good work. Jan

Spadoman said...

That last shot is worthy of Shadow Shot Sunday!
A lotmof work to get it tolerable it seems. I travel a lot, and I have seen, over thge years, the 4-lane go in where there was once a 2-lane. They call it progress, and you see the aftermath of trash. It's out of our hands in a way. All we can do is not make trash.

Have a peaceful day.

Golden West said...

That is a beautiful sky - I love a good storm! I've been in two hurricanes - Erika in 1997 and Jose in 1999 - but never a tornado. Do you have a cellar to go into?

summersundays-jw said...

Sorry, I meant "have a good week".

summersundays-jw said...

Sorry, I meant "have a good week".

Greyscale Territory said...

There is such a freshness in your photos! Lovely!

And that cloud in the first photo is certainly awesome!

Trash here is not bad! Not even when tourists arrive! Mind you, there are public bins literally everywhere and people seem to use them!

Nank said...

It's funny that you are planting trees to block the view from the passing cars on the highway because whenever we travel it's very frustrating for me to look to either side of the highway and strain my eyes to see past the trees. I'm always wanting to look out the window as my husband drives and see places like yours. I FULLY understand your point of "view" and wish you luck and Godspeed with your planting because if I were in your shoes I'd do the same thing. I will NEVER understand why people trash the countryside. Ladybird is probably rolling over in her grave!

Anonymous said...

Thank you for sharing.

I really enjoyed scrolling through your site.

I'm a lover of old homes and buildings too - especially those built mid 1800's through 1930's.

Thanks again - I really had a nice time visiting your blog.

angelandspot said...

There was a storm when I went to visit my Grandparents on Friday. Everyone thought it was a tornado because the sirens sounded but it was only straight line winds. It still did quite a bit of damage in a few parts of the town though. I was nervous when I saw the dark sky yesterday evening but luckily nothing that bad happened here.

Johnny Nutcase said...

ugh, tornados! Ive been through my share of them in the Southeast (my parents house has had the roof torn off twice in ten years !!!). But they do make for gorgeous skies, including yours! Quite pretty!