Major developments in the back yard since I last posted about it here.
We removed all the little fences and other junk that was lying around, all the twigs and branches that came down from that insane rainstorm/monsoon we had in March, then waited. And before we knew it...
We actually had a little garden! Now I know this is nothing fancy. Just a rugged little area of greens and flowers but it is a minor miracle, as I haven't planted a thing.
Lots and lots of perennials the previous owners planted:
We also have noticed that our Japanese red maple is growing full-force about 2 feet away from our house: