It's been a long hot summer here. I don't remember summers being this hot when I was a kid. I think part of the reason is because we lived in a woods, the shade from all those trees really kept us cool. We have shade over our house, big old trees, the coolness is obvious to me. I love those trees.
We have talked often about the need to trim back these trees. I have a hard time with trees that have been pared back to look like little square branch boxes sitting on a big old stump. It's not natural and too controlled. I really hate the way a place looks in the winter with pruned trees. I hate giving up the shade over our house in the summer.