Today is my Birthday. After a dull start the sun began to shine through the clouds. I didn't feel like going anywhere so I got out the lawn mower and gave the grass the first cut of the year. It felt good to be in the garden again. Blackbirds are nesting in an old laurel tree, buds are breaking on the apple and plum trees and the air was sweet and new. Outside in the peace and tranquility of my garden was the best way to spend a birthday afternoon.