As the picture at the right and the one at the bottom of the page indicate, the garden this year is a little confused. Our Granny Smith often gives us nice apples for Christmas, but this year it has hit a record for late production. And the squirrels have not been as greedy as usual. The deciduous azalea is equally confused, having bloomed twice already. Afraid there will be nothing left for its May blossoming. So I'll enjoy its puny little effort now.