A few weeks ago, a mighty wind blew. It toppled a portion of one of our blue spruce trees, nearly destroying my neighbor’s garage and power line. So it, and its brethren, had to go.
I was sad at first, these trees being at least 50 years old. But I warmed to the idea of having lots of firewood and a fresh clean slate of a backyard. So below are before (circa 2008) and after photos.