Chain Saw Massacre

I am so ready for Spring I could just scream!  This is a current view of part of our front yard:

Look closely at the expression of the face on the tree.  He seems to be saying, "Oh my!" 

Now here's a view of the same area taken last summer:

Is it just my imagination, or does Mr. tree appear to be much happier?

Here's the back yard:

Everywhere we look around here it is the same thing, even worse in some spots.  We will be having a chain saw massacre of this mess for sure.  I posted an invitation on Facebook for my friends to come to the chain saw party, but they all said, "after you come to mine first"!  Seems it looks like this all over our area.  (sigh)

It never ceases to amaze me how dramatically the scenery out here changes season to season.  By this time in past years we have been able to be out in the yard to start the clean-up process.  Unfortunately, the way things look now, it will be at least another month before the snow is gone and the ground will be dry enough to start.

And I'm not the only one who wants out ...

Mr. Donkey and Casper (the sometimes friendly horse) would much rather be munching on mulberries in the shade than staying in the barn.

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  1. How did I miss this post?

    We recently had to have our own chain saw massacre... here in Texas no less. Honey actually got to use the 'new to us' chainsaw we bought at a really good sale at the pawn shop.

    I love it when the lawn is green and things are springing up-- but alas- that doesn't last long here. It seems like soon it will be getting hot (today it was about 74) and with that the wind and the dry air...oh! and the humidity. It stays warm most of the year.
    Although this year we had a cold winter.

    At least you have seasons!

    Hope you get some spring time there soon.

    I enjoy reading your blog...

  2. Our place looks the same (besides in the spring, your yard looks way better), are you looking for a gardening job? lol.

  3. Hi Coleen,
    Thanks for dropping by my blog and saying hello! I've had a few minutes to visit and I must say, I thought we had a hard winter. This past week the sun (what's that?) has melted about 98% of the snow that was dumped on 2/28. I too am anxiously awaiting Spring!
    You have some great ideas with your grandkid pics and the crib drying cute too!
    ~judi ;)

  4. I am so ready for summer, too! You have a beautiful yard and your grandkids are super cute :) Hopefully sunny days are on there way!


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