6:04:59 PM

I planted about half of the plants that I bought on Wednesday and
about a dozen pussywillow stems we were given that had rooted in
the vase. Part of me wishes plants would grow faster (pea sprouts),
but part of me is glad that they don’t (dandelions). I can hardly
keep up as it is.

I’ve spotted tiny tadpoles in our pond! I don’t know how they got
there, but I’m glad they made it. The pond is now undeniably alive.

Still no rain, so I spent an hour watering, and in the process
received my first, bloody, interrupted mosquito bite.
I’m sure there will be many more.