Spring is joyful. The birds are singing, the birds are nesting, and all is well with them. It is a small mercy. There are five phoebe eggs!
The invasive Spongy Moth caterpillars have hatched out. I found a couple on the back deck. That, and the mosquitoes sent me indoors. We've always been able to sit out there. In a normal year, the bugs avoid the sunny deck. Not this year! I was most perturbed.