Even in drought years weeds still grow. Maybe not as fast but they still grow. We were able to get our berry vines trimmed. Last years canes cut out and the new vines put up on wires. I was very nicely surprised to find that the berry vines did very well from last year. I am happily anticipating
a nice crop of boysenberries.
I wanted to show you this little Japanese Maple. I wish I had taken pictures when she was first coming out and her tiny leaves were so red and perfect. I love her name. It is Red Haired Dancing Girl. That is one thing I have liked learning about Japanese Maples is all of the cute names they have. That whole table that you can see in the background is different kinds of Japanese Maples.
That is a tiny bit better you can see how black he is so that now the black and white make a very sharp contrast. He eats all of the bugs around the lights on the porch and his favorite place is the swimming pool where he gets bugs there too.
I hope you have a lovely Monday.
---Tuck Everlasting, Natalie Babbitt, 1975