I snapped a couple of better pictures of the foundation work yesterday. It was a very windy day, so it was hard to hold the camera steady (my smartphone), but at least there was no rain this time. It still looks like an 80% scale model:
In the background of the next picture, you can see a row of small conifers. Ultimately, they will partially obscure the wet pond that is next to our lot:
I expect the foundation to be poured in the next couple of days, judging by how things are going at the model home (which is roughly two weeks ahead of us on the construction schedule). Once it's done, I should be able to put up some better pictures of what our basement will look like.