and i got my first spider bite... just below my ear. i have thru bad experiences learned to wear socks and long pants when i'm out in the garden, and usually long sleeves, too... but this little bugger was probably hanging down from a tree and i walked right into her. happily, i still have a tube of magical medicine - called Fenistil - that i got in Greece and haven't been able to find around here. it's better than benadryl or any other bug bite stuff i've ever used. takes away the itch and some of the swelling. i have no earthly idea what's in it... but it works.
another spring/summery kind of thing is the deer showing up with their babies. i've seen a couple of fawns and Jim has seen twins.... or at least 2 small ones together with 1 big one. i do love to see them. do not love them munching on plants and flowers.. which is why most of my roses and all of the veggies are behind an 8ft. fence. didn't know they like geraniums. they do. so had to put something else in the huge planter of flowers that i've got going. it seemed logical to me that the smell of dogs would deter them, so i relieved Meika of a few huge handfuls of stinky doghair and placed it strategically on and around flowers. stay tuned for how helpful that is.
so... it does seem almost kind of like a summery kind of thing around here. or maybe i'm delusional. maybe tomorrow will be warm and sunny... but i doubt it.