|View of the back garden and the Port of Los Angeles in the distance this afternoon|
We recorded just a quarter inch of rain but I don't consider that bad, especially as more rain is possible overnight. The roof poured a good amount of what we got into my rain barrels too.
The prospect of rain got me moving earlier this week.
|I filled in the bed I showed in my post of November 6th. Although succulents may have been a better choice for the sandy soil here, I chose Argyranthemum, Violas, and Lobularia (Alyssum) because I wanted something softer, at least in the short-term. I also cleaned up the far end of the bed, pulling our some of the elongated Aeonium arboreum and cutting out the dead undergrowth of Acacia cognata 'Cousin Itt'.|
Meanwhile, the neighbor across the canyon continues to work on the backyard structure visible from our garden.
|Realizing that the structure is probably associated with the property on the left rather than the white house on the right as I'd earlier assumed, my new theory is that the structure is intended as an art studio|
Our remodel hit 2 more unexpected roadblocks this week. The stone mason cut and delivered the wrong granite for our fireplace hearth yesterday and then the electrician's work failed to pass the city's inspection today. With next week being Thanksgiving, we were told it could be 3 weeks before we get the replacement hearthstone, which delays completion of the living room fireplace. Redoing the electrical wiring to meet code is likely to require tearing apart the wall in my office (again). So, it could be Christmas by the time we're done after all...
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