Our New Old House

1918 Bungalow

Flower

Meanwhile, back at the ranch…

I was feeling presidential today so I thought I’d clear some brush. (wink)

I focused on the fence line along the alley.

Before:
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After:
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More Before:
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More After:
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Zoot watched through a new storm window.
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I found a stick with four snails on it. Can you see all four of them?
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Here’s a closeup:
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There was a dried out puff ball mushroom left over from last fall.
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I stepped on it to help Nature along. Fungi are a very important part of the ecosystem and they get a bad rap.
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While I was walking through the yard I found evidence of violent warfare!
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Not very threatening when you put it in perspective, though.
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This tree has grown around this rock.
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Wish I knew what kind of plant this was. Anybody know?
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The east side of Des Moines has an awesome system of alleys. Here’s the view north up our alley:
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And south down our alley:
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I did not take a before picture of that one, but notice how clean the fence line looks after I got rid of all the dead sticks and weeds.

I’m so glad spring is finally here!

[tags]yardwork, trees, photos, alley, weeds[/tags]

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