Well, July has given way to August and we have a big Florida vacation coming up...then as soon as we return, I'm on my last week of freedom before I have to go back to work. I thought I'd take a quick minute to post an update on what we were up to this past July. First, Tom and I spent a quick few days in San Diego. We went to the San Diego Zoo's Safari Park. I remember this being called the Wild Animal Park when I was a kid. And we also had a fun day at Disneyland with our friends Laura and Lee.
Back at home, I built some walkways for the back yard. This one creates a way to get to the "island" of a concrete patio. I plan to build another, shorter path like this at the farther end of the patio.
This one leads to the garden and the back of the garage. The walkways create planting beds. The temperatures have been in the 90's to 100's in July, so I'm going to wait until cooler weather, September or October, to plant some shrubs in these areas.
The walkways I built in the garden get rid of the muddy walkways and define a work area:
And speaking of the garden, here's how things looked at the end of July:
With temps in the 100's, my outdoor walkway building is ending. And I have to admit, I have lost the enthusiasm for digging and hauling bricks, stone, and gravel around. It'll hit me again next spring and I'm sure I'll tackle some more paths, but for now, I'm calling a time out on hardscapes for a while!