Today was the first time this year that...
... a grackle perched on the Buddha's head. He (the Buddha) doesn't look like he minds (and that white on his shoulder is just a reflection!
...there was a cigarette boat (or, as I call them, a "James Bond boat") ripping across the lake!
...I saw a returning songbird. I heard a Flicker the other day, but this Hermit Thrush was the first new arrival I saw!
...it was warm enough to move the cactus garden from the bedroom to the porch, because it won't be too cold to leave it there at night. It seemed odd at first to have the Buddha sleeping so close to prickly cactus, but they are the only plants my cats won't chew on. And he (the Buddha) doesn't look like he minds that either.