Monday, June 26, 2006
Tree Trimming At Mom And Dad's
Here's the triple trunked Holly I took down at my folks house last week. The chronological sequence of the photos is TOP LEFT, BOTTOM LEFT, TOP RIGHT, BOTTOM RIGHT.
( I broke the step ladder)...oops.
Not Again!...just kidding, this one's just a nick.
This holly tree ate me up, I'm not sure who got the worst of it me, or the tree. The tree is one of those English Hollies with beautiful Dickens Christmas-Like clusters of bright red holly berries, but the leaves are wicked. Each leaf has 2-3 sharp points.
As a kid, I hated this tree (wow, that's very unFClike, isn't it?).These leaves would fall from the tree and then lie in wait for my bare kid feet. I can remember being about 12 , pulling a leaf out of my heel and announcing, "When I grow up and have a place, I will NEVER plant a holly tree!" I've sort of stuck (hah!) to that, only soft nonsticky holly varieties have made it here.
Please don't lecture me about wearing gloves...I got an earful from the nurse. I know, I know.
Mom with the soft (East Palatka variety) holly we planted earlier at her house.
Both the lady and the young tree are nonspikey.