The office courtyard has a large pond surrounded by both tropical and desert plants. The overall effect is lush. I was waiting for Mark to finish some work late one evening last month, and I snapped these shots.
It got rather dark, and this shot was taken with a flash. I really like the nearly abstract effect of this image.
These three rakish wallflowers are late to the party, and shy because they have no fancywear like some of the hoes. But they are all three hard workers, and called to duty in the garden time and time again. Time for them to get a bit of a break, kick back, relax, and watch the ladies dance.
The adjustable rake has proven itself indispensable. Purchased over a decade ago when I was living in a townhouse in Pontiac, I was thinking about storage and portability. Turns out those folding tines can come in handy in tightly planted borders, or opened to full extension for fall leaves. A great rake.
The cobra head was a raffle prize on Heavy Petal a few years ago (Hi, Andrea! How soon before we get Lila holding a rake?)
The short three tined rake is representing his brothers that I can't find (were they left behind? Oh my!) - I have (maybe) a long three tined rake that can be used while standing, and a long handled version that can enable twice my normal reach and retrieve things in the depths of the plants. Handy fellows, all.
Been thinking of a hoe, a little scuffle number to get under this gravel 'desert' landscaping and put an end to weeds. Been thinking. Maybe when the boys come home tonight they'll be able to convince me.