I decided to document the garden before leaving for our trip. It changes everyday, and I make a point to see what's new. The patch we seeded with wildflowers is in bloom, with new species joining in the display as time passes. The bamboo has sent up five new shoots that are growing vigorously, with two at nearly six feet (and only a week old!). The eucalyptus has reached the eaves at this point, how tall will it get to this year? It grew 9ft in it's first year, unreal. The verbena bonariensis is widespread and 6-7 ft with multiple tiers of delicate smelling culsters of flowers. The buddleas are starting to bloom as well, and we saw a butterflty cross the yard today, possibly scoping for summer hangouts.
The trip is so close! We picked up some Fuji underwater cameras for snorkeling, and reserved our gear from Snorkel Bob's. From what I gathered reading the camera packaging, photo labs are only encouraged to return the cameras to Fuji. So next time you take your disposable camera to get the film processed, ask if they return the cameras to the manufacturer, or if they throw them away. If they don't recycle them, I'm taking my business elsewhere.