The backyard is already starting to feel like more of an inviting oasis, so much so that I stepped outside to enjoy the atmosphere last night in my less-than-modest pajamas (really, they weren't so bad, I promise). I was picturing myself in the privacy of my backyard, where no one would see me anyway, enjoying some peace and quiet. Well, reality was something different! The minute I stepped outside, I was surprised to find my neighbor out on his second story landing that hovers over my backyard. After an awkward greeting, I went to briefly take a picture of the compost for the blog, only to hear the conversation continued with, “Lookin’ Good, Darlin’.” Assuming the best of his intentions, I just said, “thanks” without returning eye contact and went back inside after taking the compost picture. After repeatedly replaying the scenario in my head, I cannot think of a better alternative response to my “thanks.” So, I guess I will just have to embrace the reality that, though my backyard may become an edible oasis, it is still an urban oasis and that I will have to wear more clothes when enjoying my garden.