Before and after pictures of my back garden today.
I removed weeds from all three beds, whacked the weeds between the flagstones, and pruned both the sandcherry (purple leaves) and elderberry (pale green leaves). I got started at a reasonable time this morning, and was done shortly after noon. I think I took this photo around 1:30.
The photo also demonstrates why early morning or late evening light is kinder to photographing growing things: the colors aren’t as blue, and places where the sun hits aren’t as contrasty.
I now have a huge pile of branches that I need to break down into sizes that the city will accept in the garden waste category.