We have finally started the long process of landscaping our front yard. Last week we planted a few shrubs and bushes in front of our front window and along the driveway. Now they are just tiny green poofs surrounded by dirt, but soon they will be flourishing bounds of greenery. I am hoping. This HOT weather is doing nothing for their complexion, but we diligently look after them. Next step is picking out a medium sized shade tree that doesnt cost a fortune and planting flowers when the weather cools off. But for now, we are enjoying our little patches of green.