Hai's brand new Super Duper Toro Ultra Electric Blower/Vacuum (quieter than most) made quick work of the patio today. Should be a cool down tomorrow, there are leaves blowing around and possible rain showers forecast. While no one says the drought in California is broken, it's looking green where it used to be brown. The tender ones on a drip system in the flower garden are starting a comeback too, there were a few sub-freezing nights in December that wrecked some things... but not the gardener's spirits. Hope abides.