My sister asked how our landscaping was coming along. She hasn't been to Moab since March of 2004, I think, when we were just planting some of these specimens. She was here for her birthday and a camel ride through the trackless desert. (We all remember that they were Dromedary camels, not Bactrian camels. ) The plants at that time were nothing more than sticks in black plastic pots and the large cottonwood was about the only live vegetation on the property. It seemed the best way to share with her the progress, and with you too, was on the website. I should have been out there several weeks earlier so that I would have gotten some green grass and green vegetation, but autumn is pretty too. So without further ado, here are the pictures of the almost mature, mostly native vegetation.