In the garden: The fountain improved
Here is a view from the sidewalk.
And here is a view from above. One of the nice things about having done a number of projects over the years is that I have a lot of rocks lying about or, more likely, buried in the earth when I used them to edge borders. So I dug the rocks up and arranged the prettily here.
However, I'm not seeing any insects or birds. So I arranged that piece of root -- handily, a root I hacked out of the hole I dug for the bucket, now dried in the sun -- for a landing platform, and then I put that steel measuring cup in place to create a pool, until I can find something better. Maybe that will attract them, but somehow I feel that's not enough. Maybe some flowers?
Another street view, showing I still have work to do with that bare earth in the back of the fountain. A path, perhaps. Or clover. Or flowers. Or a sheet mulch.
Oh, and yes, when I walk by I can hear it burbling away. It's a nice sound at night.