My friends Mari and Andrew's West Seattle garden has grown up a lot since the last time I visited it almost a year ago.
That mass of green vines is now mostly concealing a sculpture of a cannon.
Complete with loaded projectile and everything.
Behind it, construction of the shop is well underway.
A bench loaded with cat mint.
Another spot for resting.
One of many gorgeous welded planters.
Mari said she thought all the exposed concrete and steel (which she is trying to soften with plants in every conceivable space) made the garden look a little hard, but personally I love it.
Mari and our friend Daniel.
Softness around the edges.
My midsection thick with a 6-month-old baby and a huge slice of coconut cream pie from the Vashon Hardware Store restaurant. (I ignored the two extra forks left on the table for Mari and Daniel and ate the whole thing by myself.)
Andrew the builder and his brother on the shop rooftop.
Clearly Mari didn't really need to take the sedum planting class at Dig with us.