Last year at the end of June we were putting the finishing touches on our courtyard.
The concrete "stones" had just been colored and sealed and
I embarked on the most time/thyme consuming planting job I'd ever undertaken.
Now, a year later, I can honestly say it was worth it. As I walked across the courtyard this morning, the scent was heavy in the air and the colors of the wooly thyme, creeping thyme, "little prince" thyme, and elfin thyme had that tapestry look I was hoping for.
And thankfully a year later, there's still little red shoes clicking across the courtyard,
but now Cholita would like you know that she's moved onto "high heels".
And there's still the same blankie, looking worse for the wear. We're pretty much down to batting.
Last year, the fountain wasn't in yet and the whole place looked like a construction zone.
This year the fountain is in, although rarely running. I've decided I almost prefer the birdbath effect. Besides, did I mention how loud it is?
It's still loud.
But not quite as loud as this little one.
Now if weeds would just cease to exist, I'd almost call it perfect.