With the cool spring and regular rainfall the yard is pretty lush this year:
The ferns are now 4 feet tall, the house is nearly as obscured as when we first bought the place. But ferns are much different that trees...
I worked out back this morning for a while and just quickly set, in approximate locations, the bases for the pergola columns:
I really like the salvaged cement block with the stone faces. I told Lisa it will give the pergola "instant age."