Since the weekend was cold, wet, and nasty, there wasn't much I could do outside. I went back through some photos I took a few months ago and wanted to share these...
This is something we'd like to keep and turn into something special. It's a grove of trees that we've only ever seen from a distance. It sits near the natural pond site. Until a few months ago, we couldn't ever get this close. But thanks to "R" from 2nd Family and his tractor with brush hog, he cleared out all around the pond site and now we can walk right over to them.
|Grove of Trees|
Anyone hazard to guess what kind of trees they are?
There aren't any others like them on the property. In the middle of Winter of course, with all the leaves dropped off, it might be a bit difficult, but hopefully someone can lead us down the right path...so to speak, LOL. They are tall and thin and the branches grow kind of up at an angle as you can see below.
Now that we can walk 'into' it, we love it even more. They have grown in such a way that they've created a sort of secret garden that we see much potential in. Table? Chairs? Hammock? Sure, it needs some cleaning up so you can stand up and walk around with having to duck your head but otherwise it's almost more of a 'woodland' type area. We could see ferns and other shade loving plants and flowers (bulbs?) growing.
This grove of trees is a wholly unique spot on the entire property and those we have to nourish and encourage.
By the way, the pond site we don't 'believe' is spring fed, we think it's just the right combination of clay soil and depression in the ground to hold water. Someday, we will have the pond site dug out and built up around it and then filled with water. And of course we'll stock it with fish.
And then, this spot will have a 'waterfront' view...