We were gone for just about 8 weeks. So during that time, the yard was enjoying lots of rain and hot sunshine........... and so the weeds flourished and the bushes took on a life of their own. We have someone mow and edge the yard, and we thank them so much for trimming the large hedge in the front of the house and the large azalea bush in back. BUT............... here are a few shots of the topiary in the front, the overgrown bushes and palm trees............ Given Rich's back and my hating this hot summer weather - this is going to take quite a while to get looking anywhere near good again.
And until today we could not even spray the weeds........been rain most every afternoon/evening.......an when it's not raining it's just too hot.
So the yard remains pretty ugly!!!!
It was just a few days ago that we were visiting family and friends in NY and PA, and then driving on home through Virginia, NC, SC, Georgia...............and it seems the good Lord has been on our side. Rain, storms, and flash flooding have hit pretty hard. A few pictures from the past couple of days in our home state of NY, near our home town of Elmira.
Top left is of Seely Creek, Lower Maple Ave where Rich and I often swimmed when we were younger. I have family that lives on Lower Maple Ave, not far from here. The top right is a picture of Taughannock Falls, in the Finger Lakes area - with as much mud as water falling... Bottom left is the Moose Hall, where a lot of our Elmira friends hang out, Bottom right is Harris Hill Road, where we recently visited for our family reunion, and the middle photo is our friend Renee Torrence's house in Pine City, NY just outside of Elmira. Unfortunately she suffered quite a loss inside, and vehicles etc. outside because it flooded so quickly. So sad..........our hearts go out to our family and friends.