Tuesday, March 27, 2018

A bit better this morning...

A bit better this morning...  The magic infrared thermometer says my temperature is 99.8°F, and my brain feels like it's at least firing on all cylinders, though at an idle.  I'm beginning to cough up foul things, always a sign that the end is near.  I may survive this after all!

Yesterday afternoon we watched a movie we first saw something like 30 years ago: Karate Kid.  We both had fond memories of it, but really didn't remember very much.  We quite enjoyed it this second time around...

After the movie, it was just before dark and I let the dogs out to play.  As I stood on our deck in the deep twilight, I heard an owl hooting nearby – and when I turned toward the sound, I saw the owl sitting in our leafless weeping willow tree.  Debbie and I watched the owl silhouette for several minutes.  Would have been a great view had there been even the tiniest hint of daylight!  It was pretty good even with the silhouette, though...

My brother Scott told me yesterday of a plant sale nearby, where bare-root trees and shrubs were being offered at fantastically low prices.  The form at right (with my personal information whited out) shows what we're ordering: 140 trees and shrubs for $330.  That works out to $2.36 per tree or shrub – quite a bargain, that!  I wouldn't have to have many of these survive for me to be happy with the deal.  Better yet, my brother – crazy guy that he is – volunteered to plant all of these for me.  Woo hoo!  In a few weeks we're going to have a lot of new starts around here!  It will be interesting to see which ones thrive...

This morning it's wall-to-wall blue sky, with no precipitation in the forecast.  Yay!  I took the photos below from our yard, just before dawn.  The first photo is looking westward, toward the Wellsville Mountains.  The other is looking eastward, towards the Wasatch Mountains...


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