Our lot has a negative. In the summer we don’t have any shade. Now, you know me. I love the sun and the heat. Dale not so much. However, sitting outside on our deck in the summer means sitting in the sun until about 4 p.m. So this isn’t very comfortable and we can’t get out of the sun. We threw up a tarp on the outside awing over the deck when we arrived in September. That didn’t look so good and we were afraid we would have others coming by to let us know – “That’s a NO NO!”
Dale felt the solution to this problem was to plant a tree. So we went tree looking and decided on a maple tree. They turn a beautiful fall color too! Dale went out today and bought a Red Maple and got it planted.
Our tree is in and hopefully it will provide some shade next summer! We have been saying to each other that we may not be around when the tree provides max shade! I am hoping it provides some privacy between us and the neighbors!
As to who gets to rake up the leaves? Still to be determined.
Life is good. Thank God for trees and their beauty.