crossed off the list . . .
Grandson Jordon and I cleaned up an unsightly bunch of
dead Bitter Sweet vines hanging in the huge Oak tree behind our house.
Jordon did most of the work,
I just shouted the directions.
The trimming and pruning took a few hours.
The yard was a mess but we had it cleaned up in no time.
The Bitter Sweet vine is at least twenty five years old
and through the years it has woven
itself up and around the bark of a huge oak tree.
The vines had climbed so high that we were unable to see the berries.
Jordon's trimming left a few branches down low,
fortunately they are laden with berries.
The squirrels and birds will enjoy the berries wherever they are
and we will enjoy seeing the unsightly vines removed!
The vine seems to be losing its end of life.
The twists and turns of the wooden vine almost
take on the appearance of an art piece.
I was happy we could maintain most of the "art piece" look.
(Maybe some of you'll remember seeing the tree/vine from past posts.)
If you look at the photo of Jordon climbing inside the tree
you'll see some of the vine winding up the tree, some of the berries too.
Soon they will be a vivid red orange.
Jordon has been such a help with different outdoor projects.
Not only for me, but for his other granny too.
We appreciate him
and his cheerful, considerate, self motivated
fun way of being.
Once again, thanks Jordon!
In addition to cleaning up the unsightly vines
we were able to have out first fire in our new fire pit.
Believe me . . . I will be showing some photos very soon!
that's all I have this time
see you again soon
thanks again for your friendship
Love ~ Lynne