In addition to the County/State Fire regulations, two of the trees needed to be trimmed because the Internet Service Provider and Electrical cables were covered with tree branches. Also, the tree near the garage had branches over hanging to close to the house roof . The third tree is the one outside of my dining room window that had grown so very much that it was also widening and preventing light from coming into the house.
Since I have issues with the mood disorder (Seasonal Affective Disorder) the darkness inside my home is a very challenging situation . Unfortunately, the floor plan of my house lacks maximum use of window placement which means the interior is very dark . There are no windows on the front of the house which faces west . There is no time of the day that I can work in the kitchen without turning a light on because it is so dark .
Two other facts that impact the lack of light in the house is that the eaves/roof overhangs are larger than usual . Second, the large trees around my house have grown a lot during the 24 years that I have lived here which creates more shade .
By the way, the haze that you can see in the photo is smoke filled air from the Wild Fires that are burning north of here in the Wine Country in Sonoma and Napa Valley and Santa Rosa, California . It is such a disastrous situation . It leaves me in such disbelief just as so many of recent events in the daily news !
I hope your week is going well and you are enjoying the beautiful fall weather and associated activities.