The winds haven't quit yet, so there are still items carried in that have to be picked up and placed in the trash.
Usually I get an agricultural burn permit to take care of the weeds and small branches. I don't burn when it's windy like this, however. It just isn't safe.
Most of the weeds have been taken care of by the garage. This is where we keep the tread mill and other exercise equipment, so it's nice to have a clear path leading to the area.
The leaves grow greener and thicker every day.
We got to enjoy the lilacs this year as the late spring snow held off until they bloomed completely out. We've been marking the branches that need to be trimmed or taken off come fall.
The climbing roses out towards the front are so beautiful. The deep scarlet ones are starting to bloom, as well.
The cleanup is a challenge every year, but I would miss it if new growth did not start in April and May.
When the wind dies down next week, I'll be industriously planting the vegetable garden. It will be so nice to have fresh corn, squash, and tomatoes.