Jul 4, 2012 | 5:21 PM PST
Today is the first time we've seriously pruned the lilacs since we moved here in 2005. Some trunks were mostly bare and stretched up to 25 feet. Paul took a chainsaw to them, and then we judiciously pruned out the rest of the deadwood. I must say they look a lot better, but now we have a pile of branches at tall as I am.