and I hated wasting it sitting inside watching Season One of Homeland in some kind of TV watching binge (but I did it anyway), so I took periodic breaks to go out and do some yard work here and there. I'd been letting the front parking strip (a.k.a. the Hellstrip) dry out, to be sure all the ivy was gone as well as the St. Augustine grass (it's tenacious), so I worked some manure into the soil and transplanted some of our miscellaneous plants there. I have high hopes but right now, I just wanted to keep the dust down:
As a reminder; here's what it looked liked before:
Here's one of the larger pieces:
Also in the backyard - hummingbird feeders! We had visited my brother in Los Angeles a few weeks ago (where we got the two attenuatas above that are flanking the plumeria), and he has scores of hummingbirds flitting around his yard. His wife, Lisa, has hummingbird feeders all around, and we loved the atmosphere of birds zipping around, so we picked up one hummingbird feeder to add to our previous one that no birds went to -- and tried a new location. Before we knew it, we had two hummingbirds visiting. So this weekend, we picked up two more feeders and placed them around the yard.
So that was it, enjoying the late warm weather, catching up on Homeland, and getting the yard a little more habitable.