Someone’s been messin’ with my yard again. And that would be Walter.
Every late fall, Walter pays a visit with his hedge trimmer and clippers and such and prunes my trees into new hairdos.
Did you just gasp? Good call! This man does the most gorgeous shrub trimming I’ve ever laid eyes on.
I love how he defines each tree to be a tree again, vs. one flat wall.
Oh how I wish I had a before picture of this tree! It was twice as tall with all these sprouts coming off it, like a wild gel hair day back in the 70’s. I’m surprised the neighbours didn’t come in the night with a chainsaw.
p.s. if you ask me what kind of tree any of these are, my answer has to be “I don’t know.” But feel free to ask anyway, hopefully someone can help.
I also very much love that Walter has a big ‘ol truck so he can cart the mess away.
Walter, of WPD Custom Tractor Services, is a busy guy, but he makes time for you. And he refuses to leave a job half done even if he’s running late and I told him I was totally cool with whatever. Nope. He refused to leave.
How in the world did I get so lucky to know all the best people on the planet?
This tree has been a pain in my side for some time. I nearly got him to haul the whole thing away. But we decided to give it one last chance and trim it well, so it actually looked like a tree again, rather than an overgrown dust bunny. And right on target, I did not get an after shot. But I LOVE it now. Maybe after I pull a few weeds.. eh… who am I kidding. It’s time to decorate for Christmas, not weed!
(Walter, do you weed?) (I kid!) (Not really.)
Maybe this is a standard shcmandard post to you. Maybe you have someone that trims trees without thinking. But it wasn’t that long ago that I had to hack at everything myself.
It’s just such a blessing that I can call someone like Walter to help me out from time to time when it’s just beyond our own capabilities or timeframe.
Jake, my neighbour, trimmed the hedges for the longest time. Honestly, it was because if he didn’t, they would never have been done. I didn’t have the tools, health, or money. But one year I surprised him. I called Walter and he did my AND Jake’s side. I felt like a kid in a candy store when I told Walter to make sure he did both neighbours’ sides WITHOUT permission! YARD REBEL.
My yard isn’t that big or even all that involved. But it’s surprising that with every tree that’s planted, it needs something back from you. But it’s worth it.
Remember my pining for that home for sale down the road with the shop and the fabulous gardens ABOVE? Could you imagine? I’d have to build Walter a 2nd home on site because I doubt he’d ever have time to leave, let alone sleep.
It’s moments like these that I’m reminded I have enough. This is enough. We are soooooo blessed with a sound home, a lovely back yard and the best people around. Today was a good reminder that I shouldn’t have more if I can’t keep up what I already have I guess.
Isn’t that the most annoyingly practical statement ever? I do believe I just turned into my wise mom. Before I flipped 60! It’s about time.
Way to prune those trees, yard messin’ Walter! My yard has never looked neater.
Disclosure: I paid for my own gardening.