Progress in Paradise... Not much, really. The wet weather today kept me from working outside, so I had a day of (physical) recovery indoors. I kept myself busy catching up on all the bills, receipts, etc. that seem to pile up at a breakneck pace. Debbie's still feeling puny from the cold she's caught, though it looks like she's on the downhill side of it.
We did take an early evening drive out to Porcupine Reservoir. With the dramatic stormy skies, spots of sunlight, and the lush green of the fields and hills, it was very pretty. The reservoir's level is distinctly higher; it's now within 24 or 30 inches of spilling over. Better late than never! We didn't see any loons, but did see a solitary Sandhill crane, a boatload of mallard pairs, and two terns doing their fancy flying while looking for fish. Lots of horse and goat babies all along the drive.