Sunday, November 05, 2006

Eleven months out of the year I complain to Marilyn about this overgrown bush. It obstructs the southern view from our closed in deck/sunroom. I often threaten to pull the loader tractor up and throw a log chain around it's base and drag it out of there.
The color the bush turns in the fall... is the bush's way of telling ol Cliff...to shove it.

26 comments:

Ralph's Homespun Headlines said...

Cliff
Leave it alone! Evidently Marilyn likes it and it does have a nice color one month out of the year. If you rip it out it could cost you $25 in diesel fuel and several thousand for a divorce lawyer.
Ralph

Britmum said...

It is a very beautiful shrub and I love the colour. Just give it a nice trim.

Glad you are still going to read my blog.

Take care xx

Anonymous said...

Didn't we have this discussion last year Cliff? just leave the bush alone, you look after the farmland and let Marilyn look after the garden.

Rachel said...

I think you might trim it and still enjoy the bush and have a better view! Then everyone is happy as two peas in a pod.

Mike ( ex scientia, veritas ) said...

It really is gorgeous.

Gette said...

Dude, that bush is gorgeoui. That's the plural of gorgeous. Trust me.

Jim said...

Cliff, I thought you were going to cut that bush way back and replant it out of the way a long time ago?
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Kendra Lynn said...

That is lovely...wish I had one at my house. :)

Kendra

Jerry said...

Wow. That is beautiful.

Cliff, you could have tipped me off and it could have been the victim of a freak mowing accident. I can be bribed.

TamWill said...

Sorry Cliff, I am on Marilyn's side...this bush is lovely. What kind is it?

Miki said...

Cliff, we have two of those bushes, Scott clips them back at the beginning of the summer and near the end. When we came back from North Carolina in July, they were both as tall as the house, and growing rapidly! There was an extreme humid, hot spell while we were gone, and it made the pool green and the vegitation grow grow grow! I love the color of yours, ours just turn orangey, lovely, but the firey red is fabulous!

Rachel said...

I think this is a burning bush. The leaves are green but in the fall they turn this lovely red color. I used to have one on each side of my driveway where I lived before and they were huge.

I liked Jerry's comment!! Sneaky fellow he is!!!

Cliff Morrow said...

I'm about to give up on commenting on people's blogs. I've gone back to several blogs the last few days and my comments are gone.
I had put a comment here on my own blog that the bush is a 'burning bush' and the link to wikipedia for the scientific name which I think was Euonymus Alatus. And of course it's gone. Go figure.

poopie said...

I've got one of those burning bushes too. Sometimes it pays to keep the faith. ^j^

Bossy♥'s YOU said...

i remeber us discussing this last year too..and I still agree with Marylin..

and the bush...

Cheyenne said...

Here in PA we also call them burning bushes. My Dad loved them so much he got one out of the woods behind his house and planted it by the house. And now it belongs to someone else. So sad. But everytime I see one I think of him.

Felecia said...

As for me? I'm at the end of my rope with all the Bush controversy. Honestly, 'keep Bush', 'get rid of Bush'.... it just never ends!

Cliff Morrow said...

hehe

Anonymous said...

It's a beautiful bush. And I think we have a small one in our yard that someone gave us. It's quite small, but I have hopes that it grows to be large.

cassie-b said...

That anomyous comment was from me. I guess I just hit the wrong button.

1 plus twins said...

what a beautiful bush!!! bush definitly has to stay!

JunieRose2005 said...

Cliff,

Don't touch that bush!! It's just beautiful!

Junie

Kendra Lynn said...

Songs are up, Cliff!

Kendra

Angie said...

I say side with the wifey....especially if you know what's good for ya! ;)

Rachel said...

Well Cliff I wondered why you hadn't been commenting on my blog.
I was beginning to think you had forgot all about me/my blog. At least it let you post a comment on your own blog!

Looks like you might get snow showers tomorrow. Here it is a wonderful 70's sunny day. But that will change soon!

Anonymous said...

It is a variety of Euonymus, also known as "burning bush," for its fall colors. There are about 150 speciesl; typically the shrub cultivated as an ornamental is "Euonymus alata" amd is native to Asia.

In many states, it is considered an invasive plant by state authorities, especially in the east and west coasts. It is spread by birds eating the berries in the fall.

References:
- http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Euonymus
Example of invasive plant notices:
-http://www.invasive.org/browse/subject.cfm?sub=3023