Another mild day, but the soil is still dark with the damp left by the rains of a few days ago. The night has been exactly like last night- stars, soft wind- except for one thing; I heard Super Cricket chirp. He only chirped for about ten minutes, but that was long enough to create a summery mood. I was tempted to make iced tea. I expect to see the camellias bloom any day now. It also looks as though the mulberry tree has begun to sprout buds. It may already be too late to trim it this year. Ah, another strange winter.