Not much time for chit chatting this morning, as I've got to get ready to teach my summer class on natural history illustration. Here are a few photos, however, of the progress I've made on the back garden makeover. I've started by building a gravel terrace in an area that gets very heavy, destructive traffic from the dogs (they like to race around under the pecan tree barking at squirrels).
1) Those paver stones weigh 22 pounds apiece, and I laid every stinking one of them.
2) Walu is a hero for wheelbarrowing in all that gravel for me.