I pulled a lot of weeds- some were over knee high. I filled one trash can and had to start on another.
There's still a lot of work to do and it's frustrating to not be able to work for very long at a time in the heat and humidity, but it feels good to have made a start. And I think the butterflies agree. There were several fritillaries flitting in the zinnias this morning, and this lovely swallowtail who kept me company for a while.