Last Spring was the first year I truly went the stretch and did a full "pollard" technique on my favorite (Halloween) tree .. Number one husband almost had a heart attack when he saw what I did (after the fact of course .. I wasn't going to tell him before hand .. he might have thrown himself on the poor tree and scared it )
We had seen the system used heavily in Europe when we lived in Holland and quite frankly I thought it shocking and cruel .. go figure, how many bad haircuts can you have before it imprints on the brain and you are concerned for everything on that level ?
It grew on me .. snort giggle giggle .. it is near my bed time and I'm silly, OK ?
So .. I wanted to see if I could create a special, unseen ever before, affect on my Sumac.
You should have seen the look on Number One Hubby's face too : )
This is last Autumn's picture ...
This is a few days ago ..
See !! ... SCARY isn't it ? ... believe me, it is scary to me too .. I still hold my breath and wonder if the miracle will happen and my beautiful Sumac will put on the best show possible for a gorgeous Halloween tree created by me : )
For good measure I had to include a picture of last years greenery below the Sumac .. where Jack Frost and his friends live .. I'm looking forward to seeing them soon !
The "deck-guys" say they might just start the demolition Thursday so we have to get the rest of the nonsense off the deck .. get the ear plugs out .. serve Schnapps to the cats .. and turn the TV sound up higher.. actually.. nothing we don't do on a regular basis here anyways ?