The wind also blew all the smoke from the fires in the coast range seaward, and the sky was clear all day until a few cirrus clouds formed late in the afternoon. It was my idea of a perfect summer day, in fact, and after the sun went behind the trees I spent a pleasant hour listening to the birds and watching the butterflies. I have no idea why, but the butterfly population appears to have rebounded this year. I've been seeing several every day. I guess they flourish in hot summers. For me that's a minor compensation, but a compensation nonetheless, and especially nice on one of the rare mild days such as this.
And now an actual non-sandwich meal.