Despite all the insect infestations of spring and summer and the multiple prunings and treatments required, most of the plants have really lushed out and the terrace is becoming a bit of paradise. There's still more to be done, but we four cats (Dudo, Moose, San Geraldo, and I) love it out there. And Dudo is always on hand to offer suggestions. (Click any image to magnify the beauty. You might even get a whiff of jasmine — but probably not.)
|ON MY WAY TO THE TERRACE... WHY DO I ALWAYS FEEL LIKE I'M BEING WATCHED?|
|DESIGNED TO STOP THE CATS FROM GOING NEXT DOOR. IT'S WORKING.|
OR ARE WE SIMPLY BEING LULLED INTO A FALSE SENSE OF SECURITY?
|NEW TRELLISES FLANKING THE WINDOW.|
STAR JASMINE READY TO DO ITS THING.
|AROUND THE SIDE. DOUBLE-TRELLIS OF LEMON-SCENTED JASMINE.|
|DUDO INSPECTING MY ART INSTALLATION WITH A SKEPTIC'S EYE.|
(NO WONDER. A MINUTE LATER, THE WIRE BROKE. I CAUGHT IT BEFORE IT HIT THE FLOOR.)
|DUDO CONTINUES HIS INSPECTION.|