Almanac: Fifty degrees around 12:45. Sunny day, blue skies after several days of heavy rain. Ground is squishy. Deer have been using the south-side bed as their path.
Purchased three deeply discounted Emerald Arborvitae in February, 2006. Subsequent drought that year pushed two beyond their limits, but this one stood firm and is the lone soldier now trying to screen a rather wide area.