In the garden: Sea of green
Next time I worry out loud that I've killed off the raspberries, please slap me. Or at least remind me I worry too much.
One the nice things this year is that so far, the Japanese beetles have been minimal (more worries, but I forget when they peak). If they remain minimal, I'll attribute that to my clever planting and muiching strategies, which mean the "white grubs" either can't burrow into the lawn, which I abolished, or can't escape out of from the raspberry patch, which I sheetmulched, and the Town helpfully covered with a layer of sand in the winter.
On another note:
The wildflower patch is now happily cycling into a new phase: Bachelor buttons (no?) This makes me happy, because I know there must be more flowers to come that I don't even know about.