I'm still here, actually, just awfully busy. Outside when I can be after housework, trying to keep up with the garden in periods between rains. Reading, too, and writing, but merely notes and an unkempt poem. Al is with me as he took off half a day Friday to help with construction projects. The whole property is one, big construction zone! Watch your step!
It's all a consequence of my guiding theme, my garden motto, for the year. This season it is "bones, bones, beautiful bones," and so I have been working on the "hardscape," garden structures, pathways, fences, trellises, borders, anything that involves bricks, stones or lumber--bones. It's an awful mess, but we ARE making progress despite appearances.