I got my wheelbarrow, got my tools and headed towards the roadside bed, but as often happens, I filled the wheelbarrow more than once with weeds on the way and never did get to the roadside. The “north passage” does look a bit better.
I found some plants blooming that I had forgotten I planted. I like that better than when I pull them out and then realize it was something I had planted. I found things growing (and blooming) that I didn’t plant such as this one, growing underneath a blueberry bush: