Several male cardinals were spotted in the asplenifolia, and what they were doing is eating the seeds from the burst pods on the nearby yucca plant. One winter I saw a downy woodpecker pecking at the dead yucca flower stalks, so I stopped cutting them down in the fall. Now I have another reason not to be such a neatnik about the yard.
The laundry room finally passed all the preliminary inspections, so the drywallers came on Friday.
From the outside of the room, looking in:
Inside, including scraped ceiling:
The new alcove for the doorway, with the service panel technically outside of the laundry room:
The inspector liked this solution to the service panel problem.
The drywallers said they were coming back today, for the next step, but no one showed. *sigh* At least they did not interrupt the Colts game (we won! again!)
Seed catalog number two arrived Friday as well: Seed Savers Exchange. I bought garlic from them this year, and am looking forward to sampling more of their offerings. In fact, I'm ready to start gardening right NOW. Well, almost.
P.S. I decided to allow anonymous commenters again, but am moderating all comments. We'll see how that works out.