Final decision: it's gotta go. Well, at least trim it back to the fence.
You can just see the end of the slide peeking out from under the wisteria. I think it would have been fun to go ripping down the slide through all those branches, but probably not a smart liability risk. The pool was almost filled up. See the dry concrete... when wet it's a murky, black bottom pool. Adds to the mystery, huh? -Steve
The part along the main fence was easy to reach with a ladder. But the area above the waterfall and slide was a little tricky. Steve got creative and a little daring!
Notice the branches growing through the teeny spaces between the fence boards. That thing hadn't been trimmed in a looooong time. -Steve
The big clump falls into the top pond of the waterfall. Hey, we have a slide!
No I'm not on my way down. I'm just trying to reach the errant branches to snip 'em off. Max is in the water waiting to catch twigs as they slide down the slide. -Steve
And... and waterfall.
The first few trickles. Once it gets going, there's quite a rumble. Well, maybe not a rumble, but it's louder than I thought it would be. -Steve
First, clean up... then we can play!
The dried up wisteria petals were like paper mache stuck to the upper pool... fun. -Steve
Nice Hang-time Max!
The pool's only about 5-feet deep, so no Wide World of Sports cliff diving re-enactments. I touched the bottom with my bottom on this cannonball. This is also a nice view of the roofline of the poolhouse. -Steve
DD and cousin Jarom with a tandem leap!
Art for art's sake. Nice shot!