Whew! Actually, this is not quite done as we still have to get a few bricks cut to fit the wedge-shaped gaps in the top row due to the curve of the wall, and we still have to replace the patio bricks that butt up against the bottom of the wall. Still, it was a big job and this is close enough for me. I have wanted to get this wall done for a long time because it just looked so bad before.
The fact that the wall doesn't look level is mostly an optical illusion due to the fact that the wall angles back into the hill on the right hand side (mostly...). And look at that poor lawn that had a huge pile of soil sitting on it for a couple of weeks! Good thing neither my husband nor me are "lawn people" - it'll grow back eventually.
Now I get to plan what I'm going to plant here - the fun part! Actually I already have a few ideas I'm mulling over but I want to spend some time looking at the wall before I decide. I'll fill you in soon!