Thanks to Coffee Bag Mulch Magic the main garden rows will be ready for spring with only a little preparation. Those are iris leaves flopped on the bags in the lower right hand corner. They have had their time in the garden and need to move out. There are more rows with out of control herbs and weeds.
And then there is this tree, plus several remaining native shrubs bordering the garden. They need to be moved, if it is still possible. They landed here temporarily in our 2nd year at the house when we had extras from the King County bare-rooted tree/shrub sale.
DH had a report that his geocache could not be found so we went to check on it. There was so much debris in the area, even he couldn't find it at first. Geocache containers in the NW have a constant battle with moisture problems. You know he found it in a sad state when he decided to bring it home and dry it out.
This is a side / horse trail we were on. The main walking/biking path was quite cleared already.
Winter color along the trail.
Geocaching is the outdoor (most of the time) activity, sort of like a world wide Easter egg hunt. People hide caches, with travel bugs and other odd artifacts inside, and post the location GPS coordinates and a clue online. Other people try to find them. It gives you a great reason to explore places you might not go otherwise. See Geocaching.com and my Label below for more info.