Walking back from the crabapple grove I see that the university has deemed the moment nigh for the use of sprinklers. I managed to skip through the on slot in front of the entrance to my building with only a slight misting. The bike rack, where my girl awaits our ride home, is completely soaked. Good thing I keep a bag on her seat or I'd be embarrassed. :-)
In the crabapple grove a shortage of robins, only three. But there were two magpies, which might account for the dearth of robins, as well as two brown white wing tipped butterflies and a ladybug. And the grass, ohh, so nice on the bare tootsies. There is this most beautiful blue green tussock grass. It is especially soft on the feet.