Something else that has flown is the heat. The day was so mild that I kept the windows open all afternoon, but the evening cooled so quickly that I had to close them soon after sunset. It's the lost spring, here at last! I managed to get quite a bit of yard work done, too. The dead parts of the rose bushes have been lopped off, and a few more nettle plants have been plucked from the grass-less rear part of the lot. The kittens are starting to go back there frequently, and I don't want them to have to be chewing nettles from their fur.
There were two belated poppies today, and a stand of daisies I thought would never bloom this summer has produced buds. The gardenia has surprised me with several dozen white flowers, when I was expecting no more than a handful. Also surprising is the walnut tree, which bore no more than two dozen nuts last year, shows every sign of having a big crop on the way. If next winter is a bad as last winter, at least I'll have plenty of nuts squirreled away.