If you look closely, you can see three contrails made by jets heading south.
It's now time for January outdoor chores. Because of our recent windy fronts, there are a lot of downed twigs and branches that need to be gathered up and set aside for kindling. I also have to prune the roses and the big hydrangea, and trim back the lavender bushes. Sometime between now and February, the garden contractor is coming back to prune two of our apple trees. The result will be smaller trees with fewer branches (and maybe fewer apples to fall on the ground), and that should allow more morning sunlight to shine on the vegetable garden this summer.