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Since returning from Provence a lot of my time has gone to taking my garden back from nature. When you are gone 8 weeks in mid-summer, and there is abundant rain, you come back to jungle. I have been clearing and replacing plants with smaller and slower growing herbs and ornamentals. Elephant ears are a lovely accent plant. Their leaves are about a foot in length when you plant them. Soon they get much bigger. The largest of theses leaves is about a yard (1 meter) in length and the plant has a ten foot (3 meter) spread. All of this would be ducky except that, once established, elephant ears spread rampantly. So, a lot of pulling and dumping. I hope to get back to posting more as Autumn slows the garden down.
I spend a lot of my Sunday walks looking down. What ends up on the sidewalks is fascinating. My gym is in a half-occupied shopping center. I start my walks by going around the back of the center, an area of loading docks, a/c units and garbage pickups. Always something new.