In the Garden

This weekend I spent more time in the garden, but unfortunately it wasn’t spent doing fun things like planting flowers. As I mentioned before this home has a lot of maintenance and cleaning up that needs to be done thanks to the previous owner, and the yard is no exception. I don’t have pictures of this, but I spent a lot of time cutting back overgrown shrubs and pruning some of the smaller trees.

I do however have pictures of one of my main nuances of late: the oak trees. I have a love/hate relationship with the big beautiful live oak trees growing on our property. Majestic live oaks draped in Spanish moss are a trademark of Savannah. This is a picture I snapped on my drive home the other day. It is even more beautiful in person.

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Don’t get me wrong, I love them…except in early spring. Live Oaks are evergreen, so they don’t drop their leaves in autumn like deciduous trees do. However, in early spring they do go through a period where they drop leaves. This is a photo of the huge oak in my back yard.

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Gorgeous right? Until you look down at the pool…

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This is literally like one day’s worth. I have been having to clean the pool pretty much daily for the past few weeks. Which is not fun when you don’t even get to swim in it yet because the water’s still too cold.

Alas, soon the oaks will be finished with their annual shed-fest and I’ll be back to loving them, but for now you can find me out back with net in hand cursing them. Oh well, at least it’s good cardio right?