I don't have any new photos to share of the garden though our lilacs out front started blooming yesterday and there are more flowers every day.
This morning I had the odd experience of thinking a crow had died in the backyard -- well he did look dead there for a while. But no, he must have injured himself. But boy did his friends rally for him. We had at least 8 crows up in our black walnut and cherry in the back yelling at my cats and dogs to stay away. They weren't too upset about us going out there to try to figure out what to do to help the situation. We ended up just opening up the gate and the crow half flew and half hopped out the gate where our pets wouldn't bother with him. I didn't see him when I got home this evening, most likely he just flew into a branch or something and just needed some time to recoup. At least I hope so.
Here's a shot of some shmancy pizza we got last week at Via Tribunali, a newer pizza place with high-priced individual pies on Capitol Hill. Mine had prociutto and arugula with shaved parmesan on top, my partner had the house specialty made with buffalo mozzarella.