A pity that the spectacular golden color of our Sugar Maple tree Acer saccharum never lasted that long... This year the leaves went all down in one week time!
This is on November 12, and only one third of its golden leaves are on the tree, the rest is on the lawn...
Husband Pieter, the gardener, is seen on the other side of the creek, to the left...
This is a photo from November 5, and the color starts to become golden and the Red Maple Tree, or Acer rubrum is not quite red...
Back to November 12...
This photo is from November 5, after husband Pieter did clear the underbrush on this side.
You can see the clippings piled up alongside the creek.
First time in four years, since his quadruple bypass in September of 2010.
A chain saw of 16" (it got replaced recently as this one died...); hand saw with an extendable lopper for cutting thick and high branches.
The wood garden's floor in this section, is full of long pine needles...
The final wild corner to be tackled!
Hard work and a lot of muscle power is needed for doing so.
Pieter is blessed with a strong and 'again' healthy body.
Pieter holding the loppers, they were a steal of a deal at +Tuesday Morning
Those heaps of cut off branches make for safe hiding places where chipmunks and other critters can hide.
Soon it will decompose and be added to the soil as humus.
The creek is always changing its shape.
Lovely when it is calm, but it can become a roaring river.
We both are pleased with the open view of our wood garden.
Lots of shrubs have been removed, for easier maintenance in the coming years.