14 February 2011

Pine grove

Tal and I started a project today, a project that will get us -- and keep us -- outside for some time.

When we bought this property the three acres between the house site and Country Club Road was mostly an open field with only a few trees -- winged elms and sweet gums, several oaks and a fair number of pines which had not been cut when the property was timbered in the 1980s.  Over the years we've been here the field has grown up, volunteer pines in particular (along with an assortment of briars and lots of dog fennel)growing fast and thick.  In a process of limbing up and thinning we have set about to turn our pine thicket into a pine grove.

Here's what it looked like at the end of our work today.
The young trees casting individual long shadows late in the day is a new thing!

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