If either Dave or I are out front working in the garden, people generally stop to talk to us about it — how pretty it is, how much they’ve enjoyed seeing it develop (and how much trepidation they initially felt), how interesting it is.

I was really pretty bummed about not being selected for the Theodore Payne tour this year.

But last week, this arrived in the mail, addressed to ‘Residents’:

I have to say it truly made my day.