Finally, we have gotten a string of sunny days. I think Steely brought them up here with her! We did have a string of 3 days in the 90's a few weeks ago, but that was miserable. We hadn't been above 55 yet, and then went straight back to rain. So, the grass is growing like crazy, and and the flowers are beautiful. I had been a bit worried that it would go as soon as it came, but so far so good. husband and I have been sicker than dogs with some sort of brutal sore throat coughing thing. I've had laryngitis for a week, but I'm finally feeling not half dead, so I spent time out in the yard watering and pulling some weeds. Right now I am watching (and listening to) a sparrow on a reed calling for friend. It's really nice for a change!