Sunday, December 2, 2018

Saving My Burning Bushes

We built our house 30 years ago and when we did landscaping we
planted this row of burning bushes, they have grown and grown. But the snow this year was making a mess of them.

I am had to save them! But holy cow what  a work out it was!
I carefully removed the snow and dug up the branches under the snow. But it worked. when I got the weight off them and they would spring back and wave back and forth made me feel great.

This was From a storm we had on Tuesday. I know we have lost some of our birches they are still bent over. Makes me so sad, I love birches especially in the full moon light they seem to glow.
I thought I could get away with my hiking boots but my feet were soaked so it was good to get out of them and into...

My new socks! My sweet friend and cousin Donna knit me a very special warm and cozy pair of socks.

They go great with my new slippers. I have had slippers with holes and husband hates them, Usually he doesn't have an opinion on anything like that but for some reason he kept saying buy new slippers. So I did.

I finished a couple of new pieces this week, I will show them another time. But thought this was pretty true of all of us who create.

We are having a cold, rainy, icy, day so we have tucked in. We have been decorating but not done yet. I did get a wreath on the back door. It's beginning to look a lot like Christmas!
Merry December Everyone!

8 comments:

Terra said...

Birches have a special place in my heart because my parents planted three of them at our home in Wisconsin. Your new socks and sheep slippers are cute.

laurie said...

that was some storm, its so sad to lose trees, On a happy note, love love the socks and the slippers,, really nice!!

Prims By The Water said...

WOW you got a lot of snow already. I drove in foggy snow last Friday. It was a bit dicey driving along the river in the dark. So glad you were able to save your bushes. LOVE LOvE those warm and toasty socks and slippers! Janice

Rugs and Pugs said...

Your winter is off to a snowy start. I hope it doesn't last for you.
Sweet socks and darling slippers ❤️

Jennifer Gail said...

Yesterday our high was 67 and today it was probably 42. Pretty snow!

Farm Girl said...

I am so glad you were able to save your burning bushes. what a lot of work.
I love your slippers.
So much snow you have already.
Today we have wind and tumbleweeds. We have a storm coming in though it won't be anything like yours. Have a lovely week.

yaya said...

Wow, you certainly have the Winter snow already! I hope your trees and bushes survive. Those tough New England Winters are only for the hardy...people and foliage! It was in the mid 60's here on Sunday but now we're back to cold and dreary. Enjoy your decorating! Tonight we finished the tree so I think I'm done with the inside decor..just a bit more for the outside. Now if I could just get cracking on the gift buying!

~Lavender Dreamer~ said...

I always loved having the burning bushes in NC! They are so amazing in the Fall. Those and forsythia did so well in the mts. Hope you are warm and snug this weekend. My daughter in law knits socks and I have a few pairs...nothing else like them! Holiday hugs!