It is a much greener spring than we’ve seen for several years. The pond is full again, the water birds are nesting in the marsh and the roses are glorious. It is still cool and sunny. The Holy Vajra Poles have been quaking for visitors, but were very still the days we had the most violent winds. Mistletoe is no longer threatening the shade trees and the wild flowers blaze on the mountains where the wild fires roared last year.