|Not this year but the view from our deck|
We've had some erosion control/drainage work done lately. Its the kind of job that couldn't be delayed. We live on the side of a mountain and our lot is quite sloped so when a small erosion site develops it has to be stopped immediately. We had several new french drains put in along with drain pipes from them down the hill. We also had covered gutters put on the back of the house to match the ones on the front of the house. We've not had a lot of rain since the job was finished so we'll see how it works.
As much as I hated to do it, we also had to have some saplings removed and a couple of larger trees that had developed what I call root rot. Its where the trees develop cavities near the ground and weaken the tree. One was on our downhill lot and was threat to the neighbor's house should it fall, so it came down. The other one was beside our driveway and would block us in should it fall. Truthfully, if you didn't know the trees were removed you'd never know.
I got a new laptop several months ago and still haven't transferred the photos from the old one. Therefore, I don't have many pictures to choose from to add here. And for whatever reason I haven't taken many pictures lately.
|We visited Crater Lake earlier this summer|