Thursday, July 12, 2012

Music to My Ears

The glorious sound of rain... finally!
The frogs were singing.  I was singing.
And Big 'Ole Nasty Dog was pacing and panting in the house.

Then, this morning, the Tree Service guys came out to remove some diseased, dead and dangerous trees from the property.
They started in the back.

Went over to the side of the property.

Then on to the side of the house.  

And ended up in the front driveway where they cut down a leaning pine, chipped it up and off they drove. 

I have two large loads of mulch to use around the back yard trees.  Once it breaks down a little, I'm going to spread it around in order to rebuild the soil and retain much needed moisture.  

Unfortunately, the big pine that was toppled in the woods broke two limbs from other trees.  I'm going to have to deal with that later. 

I'm just so thankful it rained 
on Whippoorwill Road,


  1. love the sound of the rain. we've had only sprinkles here so could use some of that heavy stuff. :) ah, well. glad you got some!

    you live in a beautiful area! love all your stone work!

  2. Big Old Nasty Dog? Somebody is going to get a complex!

  3. Glad you finally got some, we have gotten a little every afternoon the last three days.

  4. It only reached 100 today, thank heavens! I had to laugh at Ian and the remark he made about "someone is going to get a complex!" Too funny!
    Thank you so much for stopping by. Where in the world do you live. It looks so green and gorgeous! I just dampened the plants down..and hope they last until it's a wee cooler.

  5. p.s. I had to tell you that while out on the patio today...yes, even in this heat...I suddenly realized it had clouded over ..and gotten darker. Then I heard the pelting of rain...oh..maybe ten drops. LOL Yep...BIG DROPS but not very many. Oh well, maybe it will be cooler tomorrow if the clouds last.

  6. I am so glad you got the rain, Bernadine, we have been getting lots of much needed rain this week too. Enjoyed the videos, I have those same type of frogs on my porch, and love it when they sing!
    Enjoy your weekend.