As it turned out, yes I had overdone it taking photos of the almond blossom. I spent most of the next four days in bad, and I only went back to work yesterday. But in one of my not-in-bed episodes, Chai consented to my taking some close ups as she sat on my lap.
The almond blossom is really early this year, due to the weird weather. Yesterday I had work at the observatory, and afterwards I went down the Garafia side to take photos. It was glorious. I enjoyed taking the photos and I’m glad to have them, but my cold is much worse today. I think I overdid it.
I love it when I can pause in my commute to the observatory for a quick look at the Caldera. My favourite is when it’s got a few fluffy little clouds in there: it’s looks as big as it is, five miles across.
Happy new year to both my readers. If you do any kid of creative work, I hope this starts your year off properly.