This is what I saw when I came home for lunch today.
What do you think this could be?? Hmmm??!! :) :) :)
Anyone have any ideas?
Oh, my! Look at this!
This thing's been threatening to fall on my tree fern for two years.
Hopefully they'll take it off the house.
More news later today. Right now I have to go investigate some more.
ADDED: Before I went back to work I snapped this picture of imminent doom hanging over the corner of the garden.
I didn't think there was anything practical the unskilled laborers he hired could have done to avoid potential damage my yard, so I just went back to work.
When I came home:
One of them came over and help me push the bulk of it back over the fence. I lost the cineraria for the rest of the year. No biggie; they're semi-deciduous perennials whose season is winding down this time of year.
The Fuchsia boliviana 'Alba' got all pushed out of shape, but I think she'll be fine. Maybe she'll even be more interesting now.
I'm going to leave the light debris to decompose in place.
Since it was a hard day, I gave everyone some supplemental water, and that was that.
Oh, and dude made an appearance. "I wish you'd told me instead of going to the city. I wasn't aware..." Like that's a defense. I told him we never see him and we think he's weird and negligent to let his house fall into such disrepair. He kept saying "I wasn't aware...I didn't know." He's an able-bodied person. He should know. If he doesn't know the kinds of very basic things a property owner ought to know, it's not my responsibility to inform him, and my going to the city seems likely to be the very least of his troubles. I just snapped a bunch of pictures and went inside.
Guy just e-mailed this: "He actually has some nerve to say he 'was unaware'. It's impossible to be that unaware. At least he knows we won't tolerate it."
The winter garden will be so different this year; I'll have much more light. This is my new southern exposure.
(What's this all about? Link.)