In 1977 the grass was starting to make a comeback. The above view bounded by a large cedar elm on the left and a tall spanish oak on the right, matches that in the one below from 1983. The approximate position of our largest madrone, started from seed in 1977, is indicated with a yellow frame.
By 1983 I had planted a number of fruit trees (including a Japanese persimmon on the right edge of the photo). Native trees (sycamore, Texas green ash), shrubs (Texas persimmon, berberis) and vines (mustang grape) had also become more prominent.