Not much can beat a fine day in May. And indeed it was a fine day. As I was dawdling around outside inspecting the grass and the growing foliage, a cardinal flew into my yard. I take that as good karma. It's the second day that I've seen what I assume to be the same cardinal. He landed on the garage and drank water from the gutters along the roof and engaged in some bathing activity. I was able to fetch my camera and take a photo from quite a distance with my telephoto lens, but when I tried to get closer he flew away to the east. I hope he comes back tomorrow.
We, meaning the cadre of codgers, or maybe the gang of geezers, who play tennis together in the summer, got together to hit some tennis balls and to play a bit of tennis at Marie Park this afternoon. As it turns out, one of the cadre was unable to make it to the courts, so we played with five guys. That takes some creativity to get everyone into the game and to keep everyone focused and entertained. What we did today was to play doubles with four guys, and to rotate in the fifth guy after every game. We decided that whoever's turn it was to rotate in would serve. That meant that no one had to serve into the sun and everyone had a break every fifth game. Keeping score in a scheme like this is pretty much irrelevant, but it was a nice day, everyone is retired, so we played for about ninety minutes and went home satisfied with the day.
A software engineer joke: There are 10 kinds of people in this world, those who understand binary arithmetic and those who don't.