Mom's house sits in an area where pioneers built houses in the "olden days." Consequently her property contains many old trees. There about five apple trees in her front yard (the elk constantly raid them), probably another five in her driveway and an apple orchard down by the barn. Amongst the more unusual of her trees is a huge holly tree about fifteen feet from her front window. Though I'm not a fan of its prickly leaf, it sure is beautiful in the snow.