There's not a lot that's pretty around the property at the moment. Most of the usual summer-flowering trees and shrubs are now well and truly trimmed back, some to the ground ... like the Plumeria, the Durantas and the Pseudomussaendas.
Could you possibly have more ugly sights than these spots??? It's still such a mess in so many places.
It's been a downright disheartening time for us. We had begun the job fairly cheerfully, thinking it may take a few weeks of hard work to really clean up. But I think that was a rather optimistic outlook! It's been over two back-breaking weeks and we're only about half way through the clean-up. Every spare moment after work and on the weekends every since Yasi hit just over two weeks ago, has been spent chopping things down and then carting them to the green waste pile out beside our street.
But I think it's more than just the time and energy needed for the job that's brought us down a little! When you see the debris scattered everywhere and you see the broken trees and shrubs, it is definitely devastating. But nothing prepares you for the sight of the garden after you've cleared away the debris and chopped back all the decimated trees and plants. It's a very, very depressing sight!
It's all looking terrible, especially the entrance into the property. I'm finding it hard to look at so much of the garden right now. I just have to keep thinking that the recovery time for the garden has already begun. Whilst there is beauty in the sky these days, I have to be patient for the garden to regain some of its beauty.
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