Monday, March 28, 2011

Cold Day at the Cherry Blossoms

This year I was happy to get away and check out the Washington DC cherry blossoms a bit early. They were just about to peak but most of them were out and the display was quite nice. Not may people were around because it was COLD! I bundled up in a winter coat, hat, scarf, and thick sweater. Well, it usually is chilly but this year there was a bit of snow the day before we went. (Which did not harm the trees.) I was glad to get over there and enjoy it while the crowds were away.

Tuesday, March 15, 2011

Windy Winter Weather

With all of the storms I thought I’d be more timely and post “How to dispose of yard waste in Baltimore City.” I think I posted something similar but I can’t remember. Anyway, it is a timely topic what with all of the wind damage we’ve suffered lately. My yard is fine, with a few minor branches down from the Japanese maple (which needed pruning anyway). Around the neighborhood there were a fair number of trees down but I saw the most damage out at Lake Roland. As we walked down the paths trees and large branches littered the forest. It seemed to be mostly the smaller, weaker trees that blew over but there were a few big ones too.

Since I accidentally erased the pictures on my camera I’ve included this tree lovin’ photo from Shlomit Wolf of stock.xchng.