Our builder made us a gravel rake for our backyard. It works really well. We’ll need some practice and experimentation. I’ve been told monks at zen temple train for 10 years to master raking the zen garden gravel. The cool cork travel yoga mat is owned by a house guest. A small yoga class was held at the house the other day – one our backyard neighbors kid saw this and yelled “Mom their practicing yoga but they’re Japanese”…???? My wife tweaked here back today at a yoga class, hopefully she’ll get in a chiro appointment tomorrow.
Lilies and mosquito fish have been added to the pond. The mosquito fish is for bug control, including mosquito larvae.
The bird suicides have gone down now that May/June gloom is over. It appears that the marine layer makes it hard for the bird to pick out the windows. I don’t want to add those semi-transparent stickers to the windows that help to prevent bird crashes. Need to think of something else.