My work on the raised bed by the preschool/church entrance has slowed down. There is a big clump of areca palm there. I’d like for it to be gone, but I’m not sure how to accomplish that.

I did clean out much of the iceplant groundcover around the palm. There were some rocks sticking out of the plants, and when I cleared it away, I saw that the rocks were arranged in the shape of Maui. I had been told that Russell did it years ago. West Maui had crumbled a little, so I spent yesterday repairing and rearranging.

When you stand at the edge of the planter, the north side of Maui is facing you. At first, I was confused, but then I realized that it was oriented in the planter the way it is in real life. As you stand at the planter, you face north. Ha! So interesting! Here is the rock-Maui picture flipped so it’s “north side up”

Russell even put a little Iao Needle in there! I love it!

I want to make a sign that says “You are here” and put it on the rocks.