Roger recovered. I got sick, sicker than I've been in years. In bed for more than a week. Life gets very very small. This view out on to the deck is all I've seen. Four black-headed grosbeaks announced their arrival. A cranefly stayed on the screen for two days. Some warblers mad-dashed it around the yard from oak tree to oak tree. The robins stalked everything out there. A handful of tall daisy-like flowers blew in the breeze. Two and half inches of rain fell on Friday. My throat still hurts. I'm a terrible patient.