The Micro.blog challenge word for day 8 is “bind“. One of our trees got very leany during the wildfire storm a while ago, so it is staked upright again; I just added a second stake and velcro tape to bind it more, as one stake wasn’t cutting it. πŸ“·πŸŒ³ #mbnov

Velcro ties on stakes for tree

The sub-freezing snap we’re having has confused the trees; here is a gingko tree that dropped most of its leaves before they had a chance to change from green. πŸŒ±πŸŒ³β„οΈπŸƒπŸ‚

Gingko tree

Gingko leaves

Micro.blog is doing a photo challenge for August. The word for today is “up” (suggested by @LJPUK). Today I trimmed a bunch of branches; here I’m looking up at a sagging branch of the big tree by the chicken coops. πŸ“· #mbaug

Tree by coop