Cool, still, almost-but-not-quite-foggy morning. Clouds coalescing from haze up above. This is to be our last sunny-ish, 50-ish day for a while. Cooler, damper weather is on its way.

Last night, in addition to the two raccoons that usually visit, I saw a good sized possum nosing around under our bird feeders. I was happy to see him (her?). What we need next is a neighborhood skunk, or maybe a fox would be nice… hmmm…

At around 8 o’clock tonight, it feels like it’s going to rain, but it’s also unusally warm. Still almost 60 degrees. We could use the rain. I tested the soil under our new mulch, and even though the mulch is moist, the soil is still very hard. It’ll be more than a year of composting before it’s friable.