It's hard to tell here but the sun was out and shining with bright blue skies, it had gotten shady by the time I was able to get the pictures taken. I ran out of edging stones for the left part of the border so I'll need to make a trip for about 11 more of them. Once they are in I can back fill with the soil that's piled up and plant the rest of the plants. Some of the soil in the middle of the new path area will need to be wheelbarrowed to another part of the yard to make it level here, but that can wait for now.
It feels so good to have this part done! All that's left are to stack on the missing edging stones.
Here the bed came all the way to the driveway so I moved all those edgers and the huge Flower Carpet rose that was here. I cut the rose down to about a third of the size it was and moved the Knautia that had been here in front of it.
If you saw the previous post you would know that I had found that Gracie was watching me from inside, her little face was peeking out the window. Today she stayed outside and enjoyed the sun with me, but as we went to the backyard I looked up and saw that we had something else watching us today. This beautiful Bald Eagle was circling just above our yard and the schoolyard behind us. I've never seen one this close to us, the closest was a good mile or so away, nearer to the small river that runs through our town.
I only wish I had a camera capable of getting some really good pictures. I called the Littlest Gardener out to look and also noticed that the kids in the school playground were also excitedly watching the eagle. Seeing Bald Eagles is so exciting to me now since I remember as a kid them being on the endangered species list. It was just 3 1/2 years ago (June 2007) that they were taken off that list.
Our next project for the front yard will be to build the raised beds where the vegetable and herb gardens will be. I think tomorrow will be our last sunny day for awhile so we'll be working on the beds in the garage. I also hope to get the new grow lights set up so I can get some seeds started indoors.