Tonight’s sunset provided the perfect close to a great day. Warm breezes, sunny skies, temperatures in the mid-60s, a perfect day for planting. We got the last two bundles of seedlings from the conservation department nursery into the ground — 25 each of Austrian Pine and Norway Spruce. The first of the yellow potato varieties went into the big garden, plus four varieties of peas. It’s early yet, I think, but the forecast for the next week is favorable. And what’s the worst that could happen…a hard freeze ruins the planting, and I have to replant? What’s that compared to the allure of warm soil underfoot and the anticipation of early peas with baby potatoes? The odds aren’t bad in the gardener’s lottery.