The pool would be filled in with dirt. It would take a year to settle. No longer was it dangerous for guests to have outdoor dinners and watch their kids near the pool. No more close calls with kids falling into the pool or slipping and hitting their heads on the cement. And yet the area would be an eyesore. The gardener realized that a water feature was still needed and so he planned and planned and planned. Homeowners waited patiently as things like money and a plan came into being.
Meanwhile chaos happened. Trees and plants grew tall and strong around the El Presidio Gardens. Birds began to nest and create a haven in the tree tops. 3 feral cats remained after escaping the gardener's live cat traps. For many years these cats would breed and have many kittens around the gardens. They would use pots and garden areas as their kitty litter. The gardener took back the lands. He now fights the remaining 3, Greystoke, Bear, and Tubby, with his garden partner Donnie. They still terrorize the birds, but as you can see they have "issues". Tubby is stuck in the tree.
And the master plan? You'll have to wait for the great reveal next year as the gardener/birder/adventure seeker puts it all together. And maybe he'll actually start to write about plants again like he did when he created this blog. Life is art. Life is creation. The running sounds of water can be heard again. Soon the heart of El Presidio will beat again.