This Maui style balancing stack o' rocks marks the general area where I would like to build the left stone column for a front entry gate. A vision has been coming to me of the metal parts of this gate. Don't think in terms of a traditional gate or arch.
These were just some rocks that were close by. In the picture they seem to have a strange resemblance to Father Damien of Kalaupapa who brought civilization to the lepers stranded in the wilderness. Sometimes I feel like a leper, sometimes I don't.
An unintentional abstract portrait of Father Damien with rescued daylilies from the road cut and my first plant purchase for my new garden, Penstemon 'Midnight Blue' and 'Ruby'.
The Rudbeckia hirta gets fuller with blooms and more patches in the meadow reveal themselves by the day. The early summer green lull is ending and a summer wave of bloom approaches, bit by bit.
Lysimachia clethroides, Gooseneck Loosestrife
Spirea, possibly S. japonica collected in the wild. It lines the driveway of the long time resident gardeners. Soon a bright pink carpet will welcome us home.
A wild Rhododendron out in the back forty. I went hunting for the back property pin. I do believe I found it. This was not a hike for the timid. And stinging nettles really do sting so carry a good weed swatting stick.