this hugh electrical line, with the tree growing over it (as seen in my header), is located behind my next door neighbors backyard. The electric company was here recently pruning back the trees behind our lots and when they left I realized they hadn’t tackled what appears to be a major problem for this electric line. Surely it’s not a good thing to have the tree growing over the line, but on the other hand maybe it required more expertise than the tree pruners had. So I figure if they don’t come back sometime in the next six months I’ll call and see what the electrical company has to say.
Regarding the weather, west central Floridians have had a warm winter this year. My poor allergy prone dachshund has been besieged by pollen since February. The good thing about the warmer weather is the lower heating bills and the fact that the humidity is down this time of year and I’ve been able to leave a window open during the day. And to my delight I’ve heard the birds singing, I believe there must be at least one nest in the live oak tree…I’m hopeful anyway.
I do believe summer started here around the end of February. The humidity rolled in and the daily temperatures began climbing. So, for me, the reality of summer has already worn a bit thin. A shade tree, a sward of green, a babbling brook, accompanied by a gentle breeze would be heaven on earth.
my backyard is mainly a huge live oak tree in the middle of some (crappy) grass…amazingly enough there’s a lot of NATURE going on back there 🙂
mushroom “wearing” a cap
some kind of small wasp…didn’t even know they were there until one day I stuck my hand in their nest when I was trying to move the chair. the chair wasn’t moved and I was STUNG. no problem, I put some ammonia on it and all was well 🙂
Purslane winding down after blooming, brilliantly, all summer 🙂