There was a lot to catch up on outside yesterday. With all the rain the previous couple of weeks, there wasn't much to do outside. After a few dry days, it was time to do everything all at once. I watered the flower pots and hoed the whole vegetable garden. I don't have pictures of this yet, but I found lots of corn and beets sprouting. Also, several more green beans. The vegetables are getting at least a little less worrisome. I'm still heartsick about all my starts dying though. I've been in the process of soaking and then planting more seeds. It's disappointing to have nurtured those starts for the past several weeks, only to have them die once planted in the garden. Oh well. Time marches on, doesn't it? I'll just plant more seeds and hope for the best.
The bird feeders still needed filling, but I was hot and thirsty. I sat on our bench in the shade of the Douglas firs and drank a Mike's Lemonade. I tried to get some cats to join me, but they had other ideas. When I was ready to resume my activities, I turned around to find Smitty sitting behind me.