Just two houses away a Star Magnolia is in full bloom but if you look closely you see hardware wire cloth hanging on the side of the house. Woodpeckers have been devouring the cedar siding this winter so the homeowner in desperation used this to block their feeding--so far it works though a bit unsightly.
Next to this messy repair is the quite solitude of a statue and a few daffodils. Sort of keeps it all in perspective.
Finally I see flowering shrubs and trees as I continue my neighborhood walk.
I had almost completed a three mile loop through the neighborhood when I found two more pruning massacres.
That completes the walk--some pleasant sights some not so pleasant. Seems that my neighbors love to prune and cut trees. Interesting to say the least. I think I'll take pictures of the crepe myrtles in August to see how they recovered.