Now that winter is here, the wildflowers have died off (except for the thorny plants), and I can see what they've been hiding all this time. I'll have to decide how to manage these areas, and whether I want to replace the wildflowers with something else.
Can you see the path towards the left in the above photo?
There's a big pile of accumulated branches that I'll have to get rid of.
There's a whole bunch of thorny plants in this patch; I have to decide whether to keep them or not. There are also a couple of random piece of wood that were tossed in there that I should extract before the vegetation grows back in the spring.
Here's that same patch from a different angle....the growth looks a little fuller from this view.