Tuesday, July 15, 2008

Tree, Ponds and Blueberries

When my husband designed our house he wanted it to look like it grew in the woods. Unfortunately, he didn't realize, too many trees close to a house can add lovely shade in the hot summer but it can also ruin your gutters and roof. So--today I had a tree guy come and give me an estimate on cutting down tree limbs that finally grew enough to rest on my roof. Phooey! I like the shade, but the tree limbs need to go. You can see from the picture, the branches are on the roof.

After wandering around with the tree guy, Biscuit and I went out to check on our pet fish. We have a wonderful family of little fish who live in our pond. I like to feed them and watch them all swarm up when I throw out food. Biscuit likes it too because I always leave a little on the dock for him to eat. If I fed Biscuit fish food he wouldn't eat it but it gobbles it up when he thinks the fish are going to get it.

Check out my blueberries. They are just now beginning to ripen and I forgot to take anything to carry them in so will go back out but did get enough for breakfast before we went in. The bushes came from a friend in Mississippi who claimed he had prize-winning blueberries. I don't know if they'd win a prize but I love them. They are planted right beside the pond so its a nice place for Biscuit to play while I feed the fish and pick berries. (he likes to wade in the edge of the water and can't figure out what it is that squeaks and jumps in the water when
he gets near (its a bunch of little frogs)

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