The other night, the wind was absolutely howling through our little valley leaving me surprised any tree was left standing.
But you can bet this blogger-nerd was on top of it! I ran out there barefoot my iPhone and captured a true Instagram Stories moment filming the willow tree out back swaying like crazy. It was gorgeous actually.
Sidenote: Did you know you can now view Instagram Stories from a desktop? You can! Instagram Stories are short video clips or photos viewed on Instagram that are only up for 24 hours.
Download the IG Chrome Extension HERE, open Instagram on desktop HERE, click the little colourful extension on your upper right, search “Funky Junk Interiors” or whomever you wish, and you’re in business!
Rambling! Anyway… the next AM, I was wondering what dreadful wrath we’d be left with.
The gusts knocked some of my stacked fence boards for my new shed project all about!
This sure made me feel grateful this is about the extent of a storm around here. VERY.
My shrubs deserved a tidy yard you see, thanks to my buddy Walter having just been here once again.
Yes, this was another Walter visit pretty much right after the big gutting the flowerbeds out back.
For this was shrub day! The two long hedges along both sides of the back yard look fuzzy at the end of summer, so Walter comes in and gives them a nice close shave which also helps reduce potential snow damage over the winter.
I honestly thought they didn’t grow much this summer due to our heat. But I changed my mind once he started working on them.
This guy is my hero and a true pro. They instantly took shape with not even one blade hitting the lawn when done. The tarp caught it all.
Wow x 2589290934728. And then some.
One of Walter’s specialities is how he carves into the shrubs a little, so individual trees are showcased, rather than one big green smooth wall.The additional touch has an established shrub looking a little ‘younger.’
Let the old jokes begin…
The extra touch is so beautiful!
Sometimes I wonder if I ‘should’ have a yard if I’m hiring out this much. However when I compare other yards I’d like to live in, they tend to need even MORE work.
This was a good exercise in getting things under complete control.
It feels so good to be caught up!
This tree is the death of me, needing constant pruning. It generally resembles a big fat green leafed pom pom 10 months out of 12. Time to pick up some kinda electrical shrub trimmer me thinks. Because this looks nice!
The Japanese maple generally touches the ground, which is actually a look I prefer. However it needs to be cut this short because of how aggressive it gets.
Someone recently said they were amazed I was able to keep up with a house and yard myself.
That was very kind… however much of that credit also extends to the good occasional help I am fortunate enough to have access to. Couldn’t do without it!
So now that my little Canadian yard is all ready for winter, you KNOW I won’t be able to resist sharing
(cover your ears)
MY MAUI YARD MID NEXT WEEK!
*insert high pitched squeal here*
p.s. ‘MY’ palm trees have pruners too!