Last weekend, I pretty much finished up the yard. Just one thing remains: Susie's and my experiment with cuttings of lavender. Everything else is happily in the ground and doing its thing.
Also, believe it or not, I finally finished the bamboo mural at the bottom of the stairs.
Since it's so difficult to really capture all this with photos, here is a little video of what it looks like coming down the back stairs and walking into the yard (email me if you're not sure how to make it full screen).
I'm very happy with how everything has turned out, especially the mural. The yellow-green leaves turned out better than I expected, as did the panda. Here's a close up:
I am really happy with how the mural looks from the new chair, as well: