We had a guy from the forestry department out today to talk about what we could do with our trees (whether we should try to sell our timber or just have it cut). We have about 1/4 acre clear, but since it’s a long rectangle facing north and south, there’s too much shade to grow much. I put in a little bed up at the driveway, but quickly filled that and Aunt Denise’s with plants leftover. I’m still amazed that I more than doubled the space at Aunt Denise’s, put in about as much space at our house as I have at Aunt Denise’s now, and still ran out of space.
Anyway, that’s a lot of rambling to get to the picture I wanted to share today: a red-spotted newt that we ran across while we were showing the forestry guy our trees.