|Some new residents in my neighborhood|
The flowering bushes behind them are non-native blackberry bushes, which are abundant and very tasty every year. It amazes me that they can eat the bushes without being bothered by the thorns, which make it very difficult for me to gather the berries myself. I've learned that a big stick to hold back the branches and long sleeves and gloves make it possible to gather quite a few.
The other new life that I see in my neighborhood are the leaves coming back on the trees that were butchered in my front yard. It was in February when they cut off all the branches, and I thought the trees were dead. But look!
|Making a comeback|
This afternoon I have a second appointment with my dermatologist. He is going to remove a mole that has an uneven border and is more than one color, just to be on the safe side. I'm pretty much recovered from the first session, when he used liquid nitrogen to burn off a few growths on my face and neck. They blistered and scabbed over, but now they are completely gone. I'm not looking forward to this, but it's better to be safe than sorry.
I'm not sure where we will be headed for our hike on Thursday, since the amount of snow we have encountered on the last two Thursdays mean that our scheduled hike would be too difficult, and we could simply wait a few weeks and enjoy Welcome Pass without all that snow. It melts out pretty fast at this time of year, but we've had below-normal temperatures for a couple of weeks now. I think we are the only place on the continent that is not already sweltering!