Here's a photo of our garden, from back in April. Since that time, Robb has taken down the pitosporum tree. This tree seemed to drop something sticky on the lawn every month of the year. Robb did a slow, methodical removal of this tree, over the course of weeks and weeks.
In the fall, when the rains (hopefully) return, we'll be replacing the tree with several dwarf fruit trees.
In the mean time, I'll be scraping the horrible paint off of the neighbor's garage, and repainting. What does a theatrical scenic painter do on her much-needed vacation? Yeah..... I don't want to talk about it right now.
If you're interested in snooping around other folks' gardens, wander on over to Daphne's blog for the weekly garden jamboree. It's always interesting to see what's going on in gardens around the world.