Okay, time to get serious and Do Something about all these trees blocking our view of the mountains to the east. This picture above is the only place the mountains are visible from the house and it was taken from the small, rarely used deck off the front bedroom. Another year and that sliver of a view will be gone too.
It's almost a solid wall of trees we see from the front porch.
When we bought our property back in '73, it was the view that sold us on it. And when we built our house forty-some years ago, we decided the view was worth putting up with the inconvenience of a steep road.
So we've had an estimate from some tree guys and, if all goes as planned, they will be here this weekend (or the next, depending on weather and all the other things that happen) to start taking down these trees and restoring our view.
This is the perfect time of year for taking down trees, in my opinion. The birds should have finished nesting and the squirrels haven't started building their winter homes.
We are looking forward to getting the mountains back -- and to a very good supply of firewood.
Hoping that all goes well.