- I woke feeling much improved from yesterday, when I was knocked flat on my back by the previous day's shingles vaccine.*
- The blossoms in the vegetable garden, the way they seem deliberately intended to add color and cheer — comically huge, bright yellow zucchini blossoms and tiny paler tomato flowers and elegant white blooms on the snap peas.
- Gus, asleep with his back against the raised bed, guarding the garden. Guardian of the garden.
*If you're as old as I am or older, get your shingles vaccine.