Thursday, May 31, 2012
Wednesday, May 30, 2012
|Rock wall, right side|
The middle section of the wall continues like this across the front, and at the left side there's a set of stone steps made from native rocks.
All this now-level land was once a steep dropoff that started about 4 feet from the foundation of the house. It was nearly impossible to walk around the house without tumbling or slipping.
|Rock wall, at mid section with steps and right side of wall|
The second level of the garden area will be very broad - wide enough for big garden beds plus room to drive a lawn tractor through to distribute mulch and plants for the next 20 years.
Wednesday, May 23, 2012
After all the earthmoving, rock setting and soil dumping this will become a paradise of gardens with walkways, perennial flowers and shrubs, herbs, garden whimsies and lots of interesting nature.
One thing this yard will not have: grass. No lawn to mow. EVER.
Tuesday, May 22, 2012
Well, little June bug got his just desserts for taking that wild flight last night, because he ended up stuck inside my muck boot and I guess he could not figure out how to fly or climb out so spent the night and most of today down at the base. Must have felt like Alice down the rabbit hole. I nearly squashed him a few minutes ago when I went to slip into my boots for a quick photo session before the landscaping work starts tomorrow.
Here's the little June bug-ger (don't they know it's still only May?) before I evicted him (her?).