This is my favorite time of year in Portland—June, that month of extravagant lushness. Green, green, green! This is our backyard, which is finally getting some attention. Ray created this raised garden last summer, but it came too late for much in the way of food. Mere weeks ago he started getting it going for this season.
A little rain and sun and, voila—abundance.
I'm so glad Ray loves doing this. Only 4 years ago the backyard looked like this.
That was the day we planted little trees across the back, hoping to eventually block the view of the neighbor's utility meters and bike and garbage cans.