I thought the chocolate that was splattered everywhere would show up better. Oh well. Only my friend Diane, at her safe haven at the end of the table, was spared total wardrobe destruction.
Simon is taking a few days off to do some projects at home. He landscaped my new garden for me. Only a little back filling left to do and my drought-resistant test garden will be finished. I put in a few things in the fall: some Kamas bulbs, a creeping ground cover called Sedum; three yucca plants and some tall grasses for a backdrop. Not a lot of visible action, yet, but it looks like everything made it through the winter. Now I have to think of a bunch more plants to put in there. Garden design? Not my strong point. If any of you dry-climate blog buddies have some suggestions, I'd love to hear them.