Bad (to get that out of the way) because apparently one of our rent houses suffered hail damage in the last storm, and now has a leak from the roof, down the walls, and into the master bedroom ceiling on the first floor. I don't EVEN want to think about that yet, because we're still waiting to hear whether the insurance company will cover it before we can get a contractor on it.
But good because, of course, we have a lot of landscaping that was getting pretty desperate for rain, not to mention all the trees. The hubs got took pictures this weekend of the Palo Verde my father-in-law brought us back in March of '09. They're desert trees, but with a regular water, they grow pretty fast. Lots of teeny thorns--you want to be careful when pruning these puppies, but beautiful little yellow flowers in spring, and fine lacy foliage all summer long. The best part is that "Palo Verde" means Green Skin, as you can see by the trunk--it's green all the way to the ground!
(Pay no attention to how I'm dressed in either picture...I live in my "play clothes" pretty much all year.)
|A chilly morning in March of '09...|
|Not sure what the face is about...probably laughing because Gabe was yelling "You're killing it!" as I pruned. But a good gardener knows that the planting-pruning will help a little tree get off to a good start. (Cruel to be kind?)|