The house cooled down below 80 degrees overnight. At this time of year that is an event.
Grass was overgrown just beyond the retaining wall on the downward slope of the back yard. I actually worked a full hour this morning digging out that grass. Pat of my ongoing fight to protect the broad view of the rolling California hills, pale grass land and valley oaks, in the manner of the Hearst Castle in San Simeon.
To my delight, the white oleander in the front border garden is recovering well, more green growth and plenty of blooms. Neem oil seems to work effectively against the scale problem.