Around the blogshed: Twice in a lifetime edition

Above: The view from the fire tower at Overlook Mountain on Memorial Day, looking north. Photo by Andrea Girolamo, who was not exactly comfortable at that elevation.
It seems like these posts always start with an observation about the weather -- personally, if the weather starts to become less newsworthy, that would be fine.  The strong storms and the hottest of temperatures are behind us and everything's coming up roses. Here's what else was blooming around the blogshed this week.

Looking ahead, we've got a busy weekend coming up; check out the calendar for what's coming up!