Friday, September 19, 2014


One of the things on our "to do list" for this house... is to take care of the trees.
We have 9 trees that need to come down... and another 4 that are already down.
Apparently, there have been several bad storms in the past 5yrs... and it did a lot of damage to the trees on this plot of land.
And then there was a "blight" that hit the row of pines behind our house... and... well... there you have it.
We had hoped to tackle the work this summer; but it just didn't happen...
The neat part is.... nature seems to have rewarded us for not taking care of things right away; with this explosion of asters and goldenrod. We have them everywhere! And it is just stunning.

In the spring I asked the daisies
If his words were true,
And the clever little daisies
Always knew.
Now the fields are brown and barren,
Bitter autumn blows,
And of all the stupid asters
Not one knows.
---Sara Teasdale

Links about asters:
-garden in a city
-the flower expert
-Canadian Wildlife Federation
-Wildflowers and Weeds
-asters: medicinal uses