Saturday, June 7, 2008

So, Is This "Cute"?*

or just an awful lot of roof?**
(and I despise grey stucco.)

The door is also out of scale: and I'm not entirely sure this is how the roof actually looks. I did this late, late, so I couldn't run out and check.

Without the tree, it's obvious to me the shrub is far too big. I figure I could prune it down by 1/2, keeping most of the mass in the corner. What a monster.

I'll show the doctored picture to the husband and see what he says tomorrow. Then if he says OK, I'll call for quotes. I have no idea how much removing trees cost.

*I punctuate with quotation marks the British way...basically any way I want! I like being Canadian.

**Hey, Anne, I see the small deciduous tree to the right, now. It was an accidental offshoot from the neighbour! The foliage in the foreground, right, is from her Birch. She waters it continuously. I'm happy to *have* it. So many have died here recently.


zooza said...

I think it's cute, but agree that the shrub is too big. I'm in the camp that thinks your house is lovely and charming. It's such a pleasing, welcoming shape.

On the tree front, we paid £160 GBP to have three trees removed (well, two removed and one coppiced), if that's any help.

I also now have to learn about "British punctuation". I thought there was only one way (er, "the right way"?). Now I have to investigate...

drwende said...

It's cute. That tree is ready to go, and your shrub needs to be pruned level with the bottom of the window.

I suspect Canadian punctuation, if not watched carefully, starts mixing British and American rules, which are diametrically opposed on certain handlings of quotation marks.

Alana in Canada said...

Eats, Shoots and Leaves explained all the ins and outs of quotation marks (and other things). It was a fun read.

Anne (in Reno) said...

I think that big shrub will look lonely if you clear out the other stuff. I do like it more without the trees so close to the entryway, but I think you might start wanting more shrubs (or even flowerbeds!) under your windows if you can see so much more of them all of a sudden.

Alana in Canada said...

You're absolutely right, Anne. It does look lonely. I'll have to figure something out.

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