The garden is looking splendid for the most part, though there are a few small problem areas (like the fuschia hanging basket, which you can see needs more plants). The canopy to the gazebo is sari fabric, with ribbon sewn onto the ends to tie it to the frame. I was lucky enough to find a blue-green that blends nicely with the weatherproof mat that Andy suggested. I was dubious at first about the need for matting, but it actually helps define the space quite beautifully. Interesting! I've brought my bougainvillea outdoors, and it seems happy, blooming more every day. It's like a little piece of Sri Lanka. (I know, they grow elsewhere, but I first encountered them covering the walls of houses in Sri Lanka, so that's what they signify to me...)
Not much else to report -- had a nice weekend, with lots of time at Printer's Row. Went to a three-hour Rasaka meeting yesterday to help them think through reorganization; I'm slowly learning a lot about non-profits and structuring organizations of all kinds. Fascinating. I managed to only take on one task, reading scripts for them, which should also help me learn about playwriting, which is an area I'm starting to become more interested in. I'm feeling happy these days, and that life is full of interesting possibilities. :-)
Also, Jed is coming out to visit me over Fourth of July weekend. Yay!