I took this picture at the coffee shop, holding the camera with my right hand and pointing it in the general direction. I was quite pleased that I managed to get us in the frame at all. I needed something to mark the last day of the season, since the first day of spring is officially tomorrow! From now until the end of June, the days will continue to get longer and longer, bringing the best part of the year here in the Pacific Northwest.
Since the sun was shining so dramatically yesterday, I went out to tackle my garden plot. It's the one in the middle here, with a brown section that took an hour of weeding to get this far. All that green in the middle left is going to go. I've got a new gardening neighbor on the east side of me, you see that place that is perfectly manicured and already planted? It was me watching him out there doing all that work that prompted me to get going.
Look how perfect his plot looks! Those are cement blocks strategically placed all across the plot; I don't know his plans, but I will be very curious to see how it all works out. That green on the right needs to come up so I can plant in there again; it will take me a while, and I'm sure I'll learn something new this year. I learned plenty last year from Clint, my gardening neighbor on the west side. I've bought some peas and planted a pansy in the community garden section. It's not much, but it's a start!