Well, the neighbors 2 houses away resolved my remnant tree trunk curiosity; they cut those down last. But 5 DAYS of chainsaw noise - wow! I can't tell if their yard is much brighter (probably is but surrounded by a fence). The backyard between us sure is brighter; I wonder if they are happy about it.
I can even tell some difference in my backyard in early morning. There are patches of sunlight where I haven't seem it for years. Unfortunately, not in my garden area. The rising sun quickly goes behind trees of my southern neighbor.
Speaking of the "neighbors between us" who surrounded most of their tree trunks with kitchen plastic wrap, I remain baffled. Internet searching finds nothing about it, so it is probably some hare-brained idea (given their apparent inexperience at yardwork). There ARE plastic tree-guards you wrap around trunks of young trees in Winter to prevent bark-scorching, but that is entirely different heavier-duty stuff and the there are holes in it to allow air circulation to the bark.
I'll have to post a question on a gardening site I visit occasionally. Actually, I hope what they are doing kills those trees. THAT would open up some light to my garden! I don't mind that they are "junk trees"; to some extent, "trees are trees" in the same way that green weeds in a lawn are at least green. And they produce oxygen just like weeds in the lawn do. But I sure wouldn't mind if they rotted and died from the plastic wrap, LOL!
So the chainsaw music from the neighbor 2 houses away ended Friday. Another neighbor started their own cutting project Saturday. Tis the time of year, I guess.
I might be doing the same soon myself. I have a Beech tree that died last year. I gave it this one to see if it send out any new shoots. It didn't. I have a small specimen tree that also died last year. It sent out a few shoots in Spring, but they withered, so it's dead.
And a huge Sweetgum tree in the westside neighbor's backyard lost the top 1/3 some years ago and another 1/3 fell into my backyard last year (which makes it my problem). Fortunately, it missed the 2 Sourwood and 2 Korean Dogwood saplings I planted 2 years ago. I'm depending on them to grow fast and tall enough to shade out the wild blackberries that sprung up when I cleared the backyard of my own junk trees. So I need a professional service to clear those out.
Motorcycle Man continues to just ride back and forth along my dead end street. He goes back and forth every 20-30 minutes most of the day. I originally thought he was doing motorcycle repairs in his garage, but I finally realized it was the same 3 motorcycles all the time.
It isn't like the motorcycles are the huge types that gangs ride, but the sound still penetrates the house and it's the repetitiveness that is most annoying. I don't know anything about the rider. He wears a visored helmet. But he is too large to be a teen hiding his riding from the law. I'm guessing an adult either living in his parents basement or married with an unhappy home life.
One of these days, I'll take a stroll down the road and see if I can figure out what house he is in. It's not that he is doing anything illegal, but it sure is annoying. Sort of like someone putting a church bell on their roof and having it ring ever half-hour 8 am to 10 pm.
I've probably been complaining too much lately. I'll try to get back to more positive stuff soon.