Friday, November 20, 2015

Neighbor's dogwood

I'd been dreading a task on my todo list for weeks. It's one of of those Important but not Urgent tasks that is OK to postpone for a while, but if you wait too long, you regret it.

My task was moving the citrus trees from outside the great-room windows inside. Several days ago there was a threat of frost, but I didn't get the trees moved inside. The cold snap didn't hurt them, but there is a hard freeze warning predicted here tomorrow night. Temps are expected to drop into the 20s which would do irreparable damage to the trees.

We've had them as long as I can remember, so I "man'd" up today and moved them inside. I didn't split my guts open as I feared, but by the time I finished I felt as if I'd gone 18 rounds with the young Cassius Clay.

The trees take up a great deal of space so Jilda had to do a lot of prep work to make room for them. She'd planned to cook supper, but she ran out of steam too. She suggested I go to Green Top BBQ and get us a BBQ Salad.  That sounded like a winner so in a flash I was off.

When I got back home, the setting sun highlighted the leaves on our neighbor's dogwood which stands at the corner of her yard a few feet from our driveway.  There was no traffic so I pulled to a stop, stepped out and shot a picture. Dogwoods are beautiful year around, but in the fall they are exquisite.


9 comments:

  1. Just thinking about moving trees tires me out.

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  2. I get tired sometimes just reading about the chores you and Jilda take care of. We have had our first snow and it was a doozy. I'm guessing about 7 inches. And we are hoping for a high above freezing in a couple of days.

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  3. Glad you saved the lemon trees. My hubby brought plants inside today too. This picture is so beautiful with the road winding off in the distance.

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  4. I don't move trees--or much of anything else!!

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  5. Oh my, that sounds like heavy work. I do it the lazy way. I buy my citrus at the grocery store.
    I love that picture of the dogwood. You live in a beautiful spot.
    Have a great day.
    JB

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  6. Next is a motorized dolly! Maybe some tree trimming ;-) . Yes, I agree the dogwood is beautiful. BBQ Salad don't sound bad!
    From the Land of Disney!

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  7. Just a note. when you have a minute google balancing tires with marbles, balls. I was surprised. ;-)

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  8. The dogwood in the evening sun is so nice!
    I had planted some key lime trees from seed years ago. One tree bloomed a couple of times, but I never got fruit. I just didn't have a sunny place inside for them, and they have finally given up the ghost.
    I like Jilda's bright idea of sending out for supper. And I like Jack's idea of a dolly.

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  9. The dogwood pic is beautiful! You live on a lovely road. Julia made a suggestion on Jilda's blog that you build a greenhouse for your trees....just a thought! Stay warm and have a good weekend! (We're waiting for snow tonight...yucky!)

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