Maybe it's depression. Two days ago a bunch of people got rain. My sister a mile away got an inch. I got .3" so same old story. But the season is young and that little shower keeps me from having to haul water for a few more days. Rain is forecast.
But I have a lot of pain, mostly in my back, and vertigo is ever-present. Also my son in Austin surprised me by telling me his divorce is final, when I hadn't even known they filed 6 months ago. Such a shock! Now he has no money, no place to stay and limited access to his kids. Heartbreaking. He's such a super person. (Here's his website for anyone who is interested. http://www.lgsphotography.com/) Many years of child support and spousal support (the latter he did voluntarily) lie ahead. Had I but known I could have persuaded him to stand up for himself a little bit. He wanted to spare me the pain, but I think the pain is worse now that it's a done deal.
On the brighter side, the heron was still at the pond in Alpine when I left this AM and a neighbor, who is a professional photographer, took to-die-for photos of it. You can see them at http://jimwork.com/
Here is a photo I took today of a thorn-less acacia. I'm pretty proud of it because it came up by itself. It bloomed better earlier but I kept forgetting to photograph it. I think it might be a Schott's Acacia, but any input is welcome.
Also a photo of the Bell's Vireo singing above the new nest.