Wednesday, April 30, 2014

Progress

And another post, because looking through old posts trying to find a good 'before' I could use I came across that old satellite photo of the yard, and thought it would be fun to see if there was a more recent one.

Here's the old one, taken in I think May 2010, if I'm remembering correctly; it was just before we started the blog, I know.


And here's what Google Maps is currently showing for this address:


The picture quality is definitely not as nice as the older picture (and those craggy tree-shadows are a bit confusing); still, you can get a decent idea. I would guess it was taken about the first week of May, going by the fact that the willow tree has leafed out and when I checked the neighbor's yard his flowering pears were in bloom. I'd almost say it was taken a couple days ago, except that the arbor vitaes are still there. It is hard to make out what's over there by the Shop, but it's probably the other Bugs before they were moved. So I'd guess this picture is almost exactly a year old. You can see that except for that jumble of something over by the shop it looks pretty much like a completely normal yard, devoid of hoarded cars and other junk.

And that is very, very wonderful.

7 comments:

Debra She Who Seeks said...

Damn impressive! Both you girls deserve big congrats for the cleanup job you've achieved.

Anonymous said...

Wow! Awesome progress (visible from space)!

Anonymous said...

viva la diff-er-ance!! WOW--incredible to see...
please be proud of yourselves!!

I would think that clearing the land would make it much more valuable.

Living in a truly suburban "hood" we know some neighbors have gotten the "clean up your yard" letters from our town powers that be...
did you ever get one? just wondering?

and thanks for posting the before/current....really interesting to see!

a reader from the chicago area

Tehomet said...

Well done! Looks vastly improved.

dirtdoeshurt said...

It doesn't even look like the same house... incredible!

Anonymous said...

Impressive or what? Your blog is a great incentive to those of us who may have collected stuff that they now know they are unlikely to use, and to get rid of it pronto. Saving "stuff" runs in the family and it is too easy to dream thatit will come in handy some day. Maybe, but not for me.

And waiting to find the perfect home for it is such a bad idea.

Thanks for your good examples.

Anonymous said...

Here's a little video that may bring a small grin... https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tPDLX0koXFs#t=234

...Not so much for the sorrowful attempt at humor, but for the disposition of the item in question.

Congratulations on your achievements around the old homestead.