We end up running all over our neighborhood, even between the houses where most humans don’t see the hidden garden corners. This human has made the best of a shady canyon between townhouses.
Not even Ol’ Wally remembers, but this spot must have been wet; now a gravel surface lets the water flow by.
Nice ferns, huh? The shrubs are native Oak Leaf Hydrangeas, Hydrangea quercifolia. The stone wall contains the plants, and keeps them out of traffic—not to mention, we’ve seen a skink or two living in those crevices.