Some time in the next few hours (it is now 3:40 p.m., local time), the 100,000th visitor will have been to the virtual orchard, according to Sitemeter.
Congratulations to whoever you are. Not that there is much reward, but someone has to be the one who turns the counter to such a nice round number. If no. 100,000 is ever at the real orchard, I will offer him or her some free fruits. (I have no votes to give away. I have done enough of that over the years: I used to vote for Democrats.)
Also an update on local conditions: Air much better today, Sky blue, other than a few high clouds. The air was still a little bluish this morning when there was fog. Breathing better, but still feeling the effects (including occasional rather violent coughing). Spent most of the day sweeping and dusting. Amazing that even indoors, in a building that was mostly closed up during the worst, there could be so much dust and fine ash from the fires.
Blogging activity will remain minimal while catching up on work and recovering from the physical and emotional stress of the preceding week.