I have had this old black bike for quite a while and the area around the tree was hard to keep weed free. Three years ago I planted two small pots of ivy, and you can see how it has grown. The area goes all the way up the driveway to the road, and I hope to have most covered with the ivy in a few years. I found the blue stop sign in someones trash on the side of the road and grabbed it up. If you look closely behind the back wheel, you will see Emma, my stray hen, who doesn't want to be confined to the pen. She comes and goes as she wants, and sometimes I won't see her for weeks. Now that I have the baby chicks in their pen, she meets me down at the barn every evening to go in, eat a snack, and come back out. Occasionally I make her stay overnight, so that I can get an egg. I have no idea where she lays them the rest of the time!