I like to start around the edges where there's fine detail, then use a larger tool to take out the big blank spaces. Reminder for me: Save your fingers by using the Xacto only for small areas. The wood cutting tools are much more efficient. I am using the basic wood carving tool set by Sculpture House.
All the flowers in town seemed to have bloomed overnight. Here's a snapshot of some urban gardening in action. These are pink clematis.
This could be one of the wallpapers
that comes with your phone