They got rid of the biggest branches. I began working on the mess of twigs in the afternoon.
The ground was covered with little branches and twigs like this.
I managed to get everything picked up there. That's a lotta sticks!
The guys trimmed the poor maple tree, too. It looks better....
... and reminds me of an elephant. :)
I just barely got started raking under it. There are a lot more branches there than there were under the ash. It's gonna take a while. Maybe I can
Looking up, I noticed this baltimore oriole nest from a couple years ago survived all the ice and falling branches. Pretty amazing builders, those orioles are!
While I was taking pics, these big birds tried sneaking by in the background.
Did you notice how green the grass is getting?! It'll slow down, though. It's gonna get cold again. Bah! The only good part of that is that it'll delay mowing a little longer. I won't mind that at all.