Love the Lord your God, listen to His voice and hold fast to Him, for the Lord is your life! Deut. 30:20

Thursday, June 5, 2014

Autumn Glen pond, part 2

Our neighborhood sometimes has a work day when we get together to do work around the area - picking up trash, pruning, putting down mulch.....                              

                                              Yard Work Cartoon Clipart Image: clip art image of a woman wearing boots and gloves pushing a wheelbarrow with yard tools
This year, Al had to work at the hospital on that particular workday.  I helped some, but we also offered to put in time another day.

John Unruh used to do a lot of the work on a volunteer basis.  When he passed away from cancer, our neighborhood planted this tree in his memory.  Now it takes many hands to do what he did!

This past week, Al and I spent a morning out working.  We clipped suckers off trees, pruned limbs that were not growing where they should, trimmed, picked up trash (not too much since we had just had workday).....  Lots of work!

 But of course, I can't go around the pond without my camera!!

 At one spot where we were trimming some branches that were too low (bike riders would get smacked in the head!) we made sure we did not disturb one little mama bird!  Luckily her branch was not in the wrong place!

 As I was trimming one tree, I got poked.  I am not sure what tree this was, but we had to be careful!  Very sharp thorns on it!
 Mulberry trees.  The birds love them and of course deposit nice black stains on our sidewalks and driveways.   My grandma used to make mulberry jam!

 When we would get too close, the geese and ducks get into the pond.

Whatever work you do, put yourself into it, as those who are serving 
not merely other people, but the Lord.  Colossians 3:23

There is still more work to do.  
We'll need to do some spraying.  Both of us ended up getting poison ivy!!  We are both a little miserable!  We looked for it as we worked, but evidently got too involved to keep out a close enough eye.  Now we need to find out where it is and do kill it!

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