with nothing better to do and itching to get some riding in on this beautiful day, i went to belmont in the early afternoon. nobody was home but the dog. in the backyard, the old crocuses continue to bloom, while the new ones i planted back in the fall had just one pale yellow flower thus far. i was surprised to see a few visiting honeybees. the daytime warmth is misleading since it'll drop down to freezing at night. how will these bees survive? unless they're kept warm by a human beekeeper.
a plastic kiddy pool was left out in the backyard all winter. a massive ice puck had formed over the months and only now was i able to finally remove it and pour out the remaining water. how ice freezes outdoors looks different from freezer ice. this wild ice seems to have more minute air bubbles in interesting patterns. it's unfortunate that i'm only now discovering the cool world of ice, otherwise i would've been conducting backyard experiments all winter long (too late now, with the warming weather).
my parents and sister came home in the late afternoon from chinese grocery shopping. my sister made a green curry for dinner.