UPDATE: Not content to let the trail lapse where the stones ran-out, I went out and bought six more. The overhanging bush in the path is a huge overgrown bower of white oleanders that needs whacking-back. So this AM while it was still relatively cool in the mid 70’s I attacked. Whack-whack, chop-chop. We have neighbor-friends coming to visit Wednesday so we want to make it presentable. Must remember to vacuum the house too.
The steep part of the embankment begs for better accedes so I picked up some irregular pavers at Homie Despot, and cut into the hillside. I might need a piece of rope tied to some stakes for a handrail on the steep section!
Looking up the embankment from the bottom;
I watered-in the steps so the dirt would turn back to concrete-hard and lock-in the steps.
On the other, less steep end going up into the
aspens Birch trees, I had already laid a bunch of circular steps that we had taken out of the Low Granite Outcropping, where once a bunch of pink Azaleas had been (which are now gone from there and replaced by slow-growing, ground-cover Manzanita). So now getting up into the outback is easier.
In other news, the new phone has a better camera and higher resolution pics – but is still a basic flip-phone.