I'm getting used to having the open space behind us. I know that at some point in the future the lots will be sold and a home will go up where all of the blooms are now. sigh. Until that time we will enjoy the brilliant yellow blooms and all the bees that are dancing in the pollen.
Update on the parking ticket: I paid a visit to the city offices this afternoon to pay the fine and to express my displeasure (yes, I was nice). I explained to the hearing officer/secretary that I had asked about 30 people if they were aware of this ordinance or statute or whatever it is and that NOT ONE knew the number of required inches. Among those 30 people was a local judge and even he did not know the correct answer. She looked at me and sneered "That judge needs to get re-educated". Can't wait to tell the judge! Then she dismissed the ticket.