Three neat things:
As I was getting ready to head outside, I saw 3 deer in the marsh at the back. I walked outside, and was walking quietly back towards the garden, watching one of them munch on some leaves. She finally saw me, and froze. She stared at me for a little bit, and I didn't move, but she finally gave this huge SNORT in warning to her pals, and they all took off, white tails flashing. It was too cool!
I was able to pick some asparagus, but I was surprised to see that a few had already started to fern! Wow, that happened fast. I need to get on it next year. While I was out there, I snipped a bunch of chives...I'm thinking some mashed potatoes with chives tonight!
I also was able to save a critter in distress. When I opened the little garden shed that Ken built for me, I saw a big ol' bumble bee on the floor. He didn't look aggressive at all--they rarely are--so I went about my business. When I was done, he was still there, and on his back. I grabbed a garden stake and got him to crawl up on it. I put him onto part of the garden fence, and when I was heading back to the house, he was sitting in the sun. I don't know if he'll be okay, but I hope so! I also don't know if bumble bees are in as dire straits as are honey bees, but I figure that a pollinator is a pollinator, and he deserved a chance at future pollinations ("Hello, my leetle flower"), rather than a gruesome death on the floor of our garden shed.
One not so neat thing: I think something has perished out in the woods. When I was snipping my chives, I got quite a whiff of what seemed to be something that has joined the choir invisible. Yikes.