No time for birding, no time for anything … today the dreaded Dandelions suddenly burst into evil yellow bloom all over the neighbourhood and my life will henceforth be devoted to eradicating these spawn of the devil from our plot of land.

“Better gardening through chemicals … the more toxic the better” is our watchword were it not illegal to use anything stronger than distilled water in Quebec these days.  Bah, humbug.

To battle then.