OK, It's now been over a year since my last post. Last year we had a pretty bad drought, I was in the midst of getting ready for retirement and I didn't have the strength to blog on here. I have another blog: http://eponymouspickle.blogspot.com where I do lots of technical blogging that relates to my consulting. Lots of posts there, here I will post much less frequently. Here I was hoping to do some more relaxing blogging. I have started again. To set the stage, below is another favorite image of the front shade garden in June of 2006, before the drought. You can enlarge the pictures by clicking on them.