I mentioned in my post yesterday that we got to spend some time in the backyard with Cosmo this weekend. Today I'm posting the pictures I took. The backyard is definitely starting to look great, thanks to Pete's hard work. He finished building the retaining walls and filling them with river rock.
I really wish I'd taken a good "before" picture, because you could see just how dramatic an improvement this is. Basically, there used to be way more rock than was necessary, with weeds sprouting up in it and a flimsy black plastic barrier barely containing it. Now we have an actual patio with two very neat sections of rock. And soon we're going to build planters to put in the rocks. I'm really looking forward to that project!
Now his latest endeavor is growing grass in the area that used to be covered by rock. While it grows, we're using a bridge he made to get from the patio to the yard so we don't step on the grass seed and kill it.
Oh, look! The puppy! :)
Love this action shot! I caught the ball mid-air! Oh, and in case you're wondering, that is a log cabin in the background. One of our neighbors thought it would be a fabulous design for their house. I think it's silly, but some of our friends really like that house. To each his own, I guess.
All smiles...until that leash tried to attack him...