Also, the golden poppies in the backyard have bloomed, near the dead cherry tree. There are about a dozen of them so far this year, all descended from seeds scattered a few years ago. I've expected the numbers to increase, but they haven't. I don't think the location is right for them, so I guess we're lucky that any at all have survived this long. I've never seen any golden poppies growing wild in the fields around town. They prefer lower elevations and a more southerly climate. It feels pretty southerly out there tonight, though- almost like a mild summer evening. I'm going out to enjoy it now.
I have to keep picking kitty hair out of my keyboard. I think the cat must be using the computer when I'm not looking. I hope I won't be getting any bills for stuff she's ordered in my name.