Let's start afresh. Say hello to my new housemate, Victor Velluto. At the end of December I braved high winds and an atmospheric river event to drive to Seattle to pick up a 12 week old Russian Blue kitten, after being on the waiting list for about three years. He's about doubled in size since then and quadrupled in personality.
As I write this I can hear a few pacific chorus frogs singing. The red-winged blackbirds are quiet for the moment. It's time for me to take a look at the long list of gardening tasks I've been keeping over the winter and start working through them.