Astonishingly, it’s still daytime at 5:20. The sun has been out all day. Here’s my maple tree.

Beauty, eh? Stories abound of a five-day maple syrup season. I am considering stocking up.

But in the meantime: We raked and mowed the yard today, 25 March 2012; the ice is almost completely gone from the bay, even though yesterday it was still mostly covered with rotted ice; and for excitement I wore a hoodie.

Spring break is over. Today I spent four hours studying French, and once again feel like I can conjugate some – some – verbs. Still to come is a couple hours of art history, and a bit of painting. Then tomorrow, back at it hard.

I promise I won’t take such a big bite ever again.