Still a limited number of water lily pads visible. Maybe 8 on the surface, and as many below. I think by this time next week, there will be from 30-50 pads on the surface, from 10 or so water lilies. Need some good sunny days.
The plastic hose reel collapsed. Bought an expensive metal reel. Works nicely. The plastic reel never did work well – always a struggle. That’s life on the Ridge. I guess.