the hostas have finally began to emerge in my shady perennial garden on the eastern side of the yard. i've dotted the area with tomato cages to prevent the dog from stomping on the delicate shoots. what i thought were peonies from last weekend are actually the pair of peach blossom astilbes i planted last november (there is however still a stray peony).
returning home after dinner, i heard the sound of my rear bike light clattering to the floor somewhere close to aberdeen street. i spent the next minute scanning the darkness with my head light trying to pick up all the pieces. i only managed to find one of the batteries, but found everything else. once i got back, i managed to get the light working again, but now i need rubberbands to keep it closed. this might be a good time to get a new rear light anyway (i'm thinking the planet bike superflash stealth). this one i picked up from dealextreme seems to fade in intensity every time i use it. it could just be the batteries, or maybe the cold temperature, but i rather have something that i can depend on.