And this is another view of the Lane, with a glimpse of the stone path Tom installed for my birthday and the cilantro garden beside it.
Here's the back yard: with the Bullpen garden in the foreground (Koji the Japanese maple and friends), fire pit to the left, new yellow chairs and hammock, and a semblance of grass.
Tomatoes coming up strong in the Breadbasket garden, though you can see how dry the soil is.
A view of the Terrace: peas, a cucumber, and a row of spindly beans.
Lantern Waste plantings: sedums and cushion spurge in front, scarlet runners climbing the pole, sunflower and zinnia seedlings sprinkled throughout.
And a vision of roses in the Hill Country: big white rugosa, the baby yellow tea rose, and a vibrant reddish-pink variety. What a year for roses this has been . . . they are magnificent.
You may or may not hear from me over the weekend, but I'll surely be chattering again by Monday.