Many thanks for your comments and votes on the alley view. There was nothing spooky about it, you only risked eating and drinking too much. I realise that it was not what I usually do and I was not expecting a big success. Rest assured, I don't mind if you tell why you don't like it!
Still no rain here. Everything is dried to death, the alfalfa now feeds the butterflies. A small copper has found new pastures here in an alfalfa field. Taken during lunch break on Friday.