Well, the snow has melted again, and this time the masses of crocuses are coming up so thickly in places they look like grass. Seeing what comes up is obviously one of the best parts about starting work in a new, but previously tended gardens.
I have also moved the rather rough little bench I made back behind the garage. As you can see, I have also made some progress on the screen behind it in a, so far, vain attempt to screen out the bright primary colors of my neighbors kid’s toys. I have also been carrying out a small pile of trash every time I go back there. I guess that is just what happens in untended urban spaces. The wind blows all sorts of stuff in, and then lazy, cheap twerps like my landlord pile up stuff behind their garages that the trash collectors won’t take. So far the scetchy flaking paint from the boards left back there (you can see it in the foreground) is the biggest pain to clean up, and possibly the most hazerdous for the enviroment if it is lead paint. It feels like latex though.