Reduced to a Mound

Part 2 of Where Have All the Apples Gone

As part of the conversion from an apple orchard to a vineyard, the neighboring property has now been cleared of apple trees. The stumps of the trees were stacked in a pile and a very large chipper was used to reduced the pile to a considerable mound of wood chips.

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Despite the bare ground, I thought that this mound rather beautiful. It lasted only a few days, as beautiful things seem to do, as the chips were spread around the perimeter of the property.