I had to mark the moment: my garden looks tidy. Not perfectly weeded or mowed, not bloomingly beautiful, but tidy. As I am not by nature a tidy gardener this is no common thing.
Even the vegetable garden, that den of bindweed and blowing straw, is looking quite cleaned up. Yes, yes, there are weeds in the paths. There will always be weeds in the paths. Today I am just glad that, from a distance, my garden has some order.