I have been in Johannesburg and Pretoria for a week on Warriors business, staying with a cousin. Late May is a time of beautiful days, and the ever present knowledge that it can all change at any moment. Last night we were surprised by a good old Highveld thunderstorm – at least a month later than one would normally expect one – and I thought it might herald the arrival of the cold. But today was cooler rather than cold. Meanwhile I wonder about Sequoia, and miss my blog; and share this photo of a birch grove taken from an upstairs window in Johannesburg.