My latest projects:

A brick patio in the backyard, garden to attract birds and insects, and a room in the basement (click on smaller images to enlarge)

Front Yard - Summer 2009

Spring 2010

Fall 2010

The Process and some of the plants

Stage 1: Turning the soil Stage 2: Mixing in compost
Stage 3: Drip irrigation on a timer, and planting Stage 4: Bark mulch
The tomato jungle - summer 2009 California poppy, etc. - summer 2009
African daisy (Osteospermum fruticosum) - March 2010 California buttercup (Ranunculus californicus) - March 2010
Pineapple sage & Daffodil - March 2010 Crocus - March 2010
Native California Heuchera - March 2010 Unidentified flower from Albany Hill - March 2010
Volunteered weed - March 2010 Blood currant (Ribes sanguineum) - March 2010
California aster (Lessingia filaginifolia) - October 2010 Stick Monkeyflower (Mimulus aurantiacus) - October 2010
  Penstemon (Penstemon palmeri) - October 2010

Garden visitors

A cabbage white butterfly caterpillar on kale Cabbage white (Pieris rapae) caterpillar - March 2010
A bird feeder a squirrel cannot reach? It eventually figured out how to get onto the feeder.

Backyard Patio

It began as an old fence held by weeds and a pile of dirt. After rebuilding and painting the fence and leveling/laying out the patio ...

Basement Room: Stage 1 (defining the space)

Basement Room: Stage 2 (laying out the bathroom - wall-mounted tank & raised effluent pipe)

Basement Room: Stage 3 (framing the bathroom)

Basement room: Stage 4 (installing the toilet and sheetrock)

Basement room: Stage 5 (furnishing)