"Hope you're doing okay. We got a fair bit of rain last night - really made things start smelling like Spring. Went birdwatching last wkend: saw a downy woodpecker (a female). Also went to visit my friend Marcia + her family about 20 miles away on the commuter rail (It's so seldom that I leave Boston that the train ride is a major deal.) Don't know if you remember Marcia, but you've met. She sends a hello. In other news, flax added to oatmeal cookies makes them really rich. Keep taking care."