Wisteria and weeds are the only things growing in my garden, but the wisteria is spectacular and the perfume is heavenly. Once the wisteria took hold, it took off! The one lonely plant has spread around three sides of the fence and has not been watered in years. Every couple of years I prune it back, but otherwise it gets no maintenance. The California poppies are a nice accent.
Ralph, oh Ralph. In addition to checking in the refrigerator for sell-by dates, secretarial duties, and redecorating rooms in his unique style, it seems he has become a librarian. I found signs of his labor when Bess and I came in from weeding in the lavender bed. It might be asked why these books have not been put away (by me). There is at least one bookcase in nearly every room in the house and an entire long wall of bookshelves downstairs. Some shelves are stacked two deep for lack of room. I packed and moved over 3,000 books when we came to Farview and have continued to add as the years went on. Someday I may have to face the fact that I'm a book hoarder. If Ralph intends to take on librarian duties, he's got his work cut out.
With Ralph around, I have job security. All I have to do is follow him around and clean up his messes. It's a full-time job.