Reckon Forsythia is getting on three weeks ahead, but I could be wrong. Quince a little behind Forsythia. Digging definitely behind last year, further back than that I cannot remember. And if you're interested, whether you love it or hate it a regimen of Free Trade has produced a peace in the world that's far too easy to forget. As well, easy to forget how easy wars are to start, what a good idea they seem at the time, how certain victory always is, and how incredibly hard wars are to stop.
Oh sure there are little wars all over the place, there's hell and hatred,
murder and mayhem, a bunch of wholly headed religious nuts dreaming of the
eighth or ninth century, but all the same globalized free and fair trading has
done good for a great many of us human beings even if it has caused havoc in the
natural world. Frankly you're a mental patient or a geriatric commerce
secretary, or someone who can't recover from losing a job they feel entitled to,
if you don't see that.