Well this is how it looked earlier today:
And this is how it looks now:
"But, where did it go, Mom?"
And next to the driveway, earlier today:
"Didn't there used to be something here, too?"
I'm glad not to worry about the trees coming down in tornado-force winds or an ice storm, and I'm thrilled the juniper bushes are gone, but it sure makes the yard look bare now. See the gap on the side there?
And that space on the corner?
That's where 2 Bradford Pear trees used to be. We lost them in the remnants of Hurricane Charlie several years ago, and lost large limbs of other Bradfords and a dogwood in an ice storm.
The men were supposed to chip some of it up for mulch for me, but I think they forgot. They did remember to chop some up for firewood for DD, who will be down for Halloween and may carry a trunkload back with her. And if we get a chance to go up to visit her, I'm thinking we'll probably be carrying a bundle up there.
In the meantime, there must be a way I can use this pile for Halloween.
Because now, there's an awful lot of staging to do for just the front yard.
We'll think about how to fill in those blanks later.