When we moved into our house a few months ago, we were big fans of the gigantic tree living in our backyard. It provided shade for the house and the patio area where we hang out most when we're outdoors. We were in love with all its shady goodness. That was until it started blooming.
Ty speculated soon after we moved in that the tree was a crape myrtle. I didn't believe him because of the tree's freakish size. Have you guys ever seen a crape myrtle this big?
I soon realized Ty was right when it started snowing little white blooms in our backyard and this started happening to our pool.
Fallen blooms EVERYWHERE. And don't think we've been lazy about cleaning. This is what we come home to everyday, and clean out everyday, just to do it again the very next day. How are we supposed to get anything else done around the house when we're always skimming out crape myrtle blooms? The never ending frustration!!
So now the ultimate dilemma: Do we give up our shade tree in exchange for a clean pool? By the end of the summer and a few hundred more skimmings, I think the answer will be crystal clear. ... much like our pool will be next suummer.
I'm a former journalist turned marketer of concrete. I still type a lot. Other than that, I'm married to an oilman, the owner of a mini-schnauzer named Baxter and a lab named Lacy, chef to anyone with an appetite and a connoisseur of $10 wines.