Sunday, December 10, 2006

Killing Shrubs

Our house has a lot of juniper bushes. In fact it has so many that much of the front of the house is blocked by the tall junipers; hence much of the front windows are blocked. Now some people would consider this to be a good thing. Block all light, keep those prying eyes out. Kim and I are not one of these people. Since our house faces south-south-east a majority of the light that comes into the house does so from the front. We generally like light, and I particularly like the ability to look out a window and see who/what is parked on the curb in front of the house.

This particular guy wasn't blocking a window, but it was blocking over half of the pathway to the front door. After weeks irritation, the day finally came on Sunday for his demise. A 1/2 hour later and a reciprocating saw and this is all that is left of the giant bush. The remaining bits are for future fun with a trim saw.

After hacking the bush down I thought the remaining gnarly bits would make an interesting B&W, hence the picture. Incidentally 4102 is our house number. I also have a picture of the entire front of the house I took at the same time.

Technical Specs: Canon 5D, 24-105 @ 105mm, f/8, 1/250s, ISO 200.

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