The oaks are noticeably greener than they were a few days ago, though their new leaves are still small and sparse. As the weather has been considerably warmer than usual this year the rapid leafing of the oaks will be welcome. We might be needing their shade very soon. Meanwhile, some of the grass in the back yard is sprouting up rapidly and will soon need mowing. Because so much of that lawn has been invaded by Bermuda grass, which is still brown, it looks very odd to have several patches of taller, green grass scattered about. The back yard will soon be looking as bad as the front yard has looked for the last couple of years. At least I'll save a bit on water this summer, since there is no point in watering Bermuda grass. It stays brown all through the hot season, no matter how much water it gets.
I don't know if I'll get to do any moon watching tonight, or get a glimpse of Jupiter, as the clouds have gotten fairly thick. It will be too chilly to spend much time outdoors anyway, but I won't mind if I get to hear some rain falling on the roof and running through the down spouts. There hasn't been enough of that this year.