The fall of summer

Wednesday, June 25, 2014

I took these pictures today. Yep the fourth day of summer. There is a giant tree in our neighbour's back yard that starts losing its leaves during the first week of June and keeps going until they're gone in the fall.

What a pain in the bum.

We're out there every other day raking leaves already. The tree is sick but our neighbour hasn't had anyone in to look at what the problem is yet. The problem is that tree doctors are expensive. 

So until someone comes in, we're stuck with this. Lovely.

Speaking of pains in the bum, my Mac keeps crashing and I'm writing this from my hubby's MSFT Surface and I'm about to tear my hair out. So frustrating.

Ok that's enough complaining for one post. 

On a more fun note, some nice person nominated this blog for a Mom Blogger Award from Toronto Mom Now and I made it to the top 30. So thanks to whomever nominated me!


  1. as a little bit of perspective: i grew up in kitchener, so not far from toronto, and at 25, moved to las vegas... in the desert... so now, i have nothing like your backyard, and I cannot even describe how much i miss it. i would rake every day if i could just step outside my door into that GREEN! i count your lucky stars... it's beautiful :)

    1. Thanks so much for your comment Rachel! I just saw it now! Yes I should be more thankful I suppose. :).

  2. I can relate you on two of your frustrations! My iMac crashed a few months ago and I had to replace the hard drive. I thought things were being backed up on the Time Capsule but they weren't. Luckily I had a lot of the photos backed up on burned CDs but we lost quite a few and I am rebuilding the music library. We share a garden bed with the neighbour that has a gorgeous huge weeping birch. Technically it is on their property but the neighbours do not do any gardening at all so this tree that needs yearly maintenance is ignored. I have been taking care of it and paying for it to be sprayed every year because if it isn't it gets attacked by leaf miner bugs. Not a pretty sight. Tree doctors are pricey. You are in a tough situation.


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