Letting the sun shine in

Dad said he was going to come by yesterday evening and trim a few limbs off the tree in the back so the garden got more sun. When we left for dinner, he was on a step ladder with a set of loppers.

When we came home he was on an extension ladder with an electric saw.

Daddy taking down limbs

Those few limbs were about as much as a medium sized tree all over our yard.

Trimming a few limbs

We went from bundling a few limbs to him calling for a special trash pick up this week. But those last two tomato plants (two of 24, remember) will get more sun this summer.

One Comment

  • Harry says:

    I am reminded of the time when I was about 40 years old and I was painting the gable end of my two-story house and I felt very shaky when my feet got above the 2nd floor windows. My neighbor's father saw me and asked what I was doing. Proudly I answered "I'm painting the house and saving a lot of money." He watched me for a moment and asked "What'll you do if you fall off the ladder?" That was the last time I painted my house.
    –Harry