It’s been pouring here. My garden loves it — I went out this evening after work and looked at the plants, and they are absolutely thriving. The Jacob’s cattle beans have tripled in size in the last two days, and I’ve got tons more seedlings coming up.

I hope my sunflowers come up pretty soon. Sunflowers are my favorite. I want them to do well.

A female cardinal came and perched on top of the pergola today. She was really cute. I was on the phone with a friend when I saw the bird, so I didn’t get a picture. I’m sure I’ll see her again, though. We have a pair of cardinals that spend a lot of time in the yard.