A Good Morning’s Work

At 08:30, shortly after Sylvia left for work, I found myself facing the monster bushes that have been creeping steadily across my back yard for at least the last five years. (It was five years ago when we moved here, and those bushes were a serious presence even then.)

Armed with a set of manual hedge clippers, a manual tree pruner, and a small hand saw, I went to work.

Three hours later I had cleared away those bushes that were pushing up against and in some places through  my neighbor’s wooden privacy fence. Now a path is clear (more or less) back to my fence bordering the alley.

Nearly Noon at the time of this second picture, our South Texas summer day  was heating up nicely. I decided it was time to call a halt to the yard work  and move indoors.