Thank you for the well wishes and prayers. I'm still typing with one finger on the left, and it is still in a splint, but it is getting better, because it doesn't hurt so much.
My spouse took some photos of the new backyard landscape. This is the dining area, and maybe we will get a large umbrella someday. The olive tree we planted last year is about six feet in its tall spot now. I've had this wrought iron furniture for years, and it holds up in the heat.
Madison Gold Granite
This is a desert yard, and it is pretty typical to use rock, boulders, and crushed and decomposed granite.
This is the courtyard area down from the fountain. It's a quiet spot in the yard with a fountain and a nice view of the mountains to the left if you are seated. Now all the plants have irrigation lines to control water usage.
This is the chiminea area. Our outdoor cats like to nap under those hedges in the daytime. I don't have chairs in this area yet.
We kept the older plantings on the left side of the yard. We only lost one tree. :( because it was in front of the door, but we replaced it with a good size tree that in several years will catch up. We have about ten different zones in this backyard, and they are still working on the patio area, so I will have more photos to share.