After finally going to the huge transfer station 2 towns away earlier this month, I made it to our local transfer station today. It’s much smaller, but equally as awesome. It’s at the end of a very long road through beautiful salt marsh:
Last year our neighbor chopped her lilac tree down to almost nothing, and this year it was covered in so many gorgeous, bright purple flowers [which you can see in the background of these recent photos]:
Ours, which I don’t think has ever been trimmed, had about 4 very washed-out flowers. I read up on trimming, and it said the best time to do it is right after they’re done blooming. So this morning I grabbed my hand saw and chopped ours back to almost nothing.
Our house looks very naked! I was left with a huge stack of really big branches next to my car:
It took 3 trips to haul them all to the transfer station. Afterwards, my car was a complete mess:
It took 3 cycles with the vac at the local car wash to suck all the leaves & bark up. When I got home, Darwin was sleeping in a box on the dining room table:
Later on, both boys were outside enjoying their catio:
It was such a beautiful, hot, summer day today 🙂