Last year’s June was so spectacular — nine new sightings — that this year’s is a bit disappointing: only three. One of them was Utah, however, which I never did get last year, so that’s something. Tennessee and Delaware were the others.
Michigan, Wisconsin, Washington, and New Mexico have to be out there, and Louisiana and Idaho too. Clearly I’ve got to take more detours through the Martha’s Vineyard Hospital parking lot.
On the upside, at the very end of May I had cataract surgery on my left eye, my stronger eye, which had been getting more and more nearsighted and less and less able to tell some license plates apart on the fly, which is often how I spot them. Now I’m 20/20 in that eye without any correction, something that hasn’t been true since I was in grade school, if ever. (I started wearing glasses in fourth grade.) So we’ll see what I can see in July.