Outdoor temperature reached the mid-fifties by early afternoon, warm enough for work in the back yard. I expanded the circle around he deep red crape myrtle, infilled with soil amendment and coffee grounds, and re-laid the stones. I also had a pleasant hour weeding the length of the back border garden followed with supplemental water. The white lantana delighted me with its first blooms.
One more fortnight lily was pruned back to its core.
Tonight is the longest night of the year. I looked for the conjunction of Mars and Venus that resembled a bright star in the night sky but it was obscured by dense nighttime fog. The people still wander in darkness.