I haven't been stitching much on Tree of Life. It's all backstitch now. I've been reading some and gardening some and sort of staring off into space a lot.
Here's a photo of that promising rhododendron from May 20:
And the front yard:
You may remember when we planted all this. I thought we had put those roses in three years ago, but it was only two. Yes, you need these, they grow themselves--no watering, no pruning, no fertilizer. (They said to prune them every three years, so I've got some work next spring. Actually, I have work as soon as that rhododendron loses its blooms.)
Maybe later today I'll get myself together to do a report on the card making/scrap utilization project. Maybe I will never be together again...