Here are a few photos taken recently:
Close up of wee weed flowers. Strange – I spend a lot of money to a lawn care company to ensure that weeds such as these do not get a toehold in my lawn – yet I must admit that these delicate tiny flowers are absolutely beautiful.
This week I finally did something to, I hope, permanently solve my shore erosion problem. I had two layers of concrete bags laid on top of the giant erosion barrier bag creating an absolute barrier similar to a break-wall – and filling in behind and on top with topsoil and sod. My shoreline is now almost exactly straight, whereas before erosion had made it very uneven.
In summer the lake level will rise to approximately the lower layer of concrete bags. In hurricanes and heavy rains it may come up over onto the lawn it but will always retreat rather quickly. There will no longer be continuous wave action drawing away the soil beneath the grass all summer. Nor will large fish have access to the grass.
Oh! Oh! – Monday evening at about 7:30 PM I passed the total of 1,430 miles distance of my make-believe journey to my brother’s house. Next Sunday in my weekly telephone conversation with my brother I will inform him that I arrived at his house, rang the doorbell several times, but nobody came to the door. So, I said: “The hell with it!”; turned around and headed back home! 😀