I forgot to mention that deer visited last night. I went out just after midnight, and heard their hooves on the pavement across the street, where the shadows of the pines were falling. The deer were headed back down the street toward the orchard. This afternoon, I saw that the pansy bed along the driveway had been stripped of most of its flowers, and the soft earth was marked with hoofprints. Had I gone out a bit earlier, I might have gotten a good look at them, as the moon was full. I'm sure they'll be showing up more frequently, now that the summer is beginning to dry the plants in the forest. This is the time the deer begin venturing into town in search of irrigated delicacies. But it is seldom that I get the chance to see them when the moon if bright. Maybe next month.