Sunday/ more rain

There was more rain today, bringing the April total to 0.95 in (24 mm). This is still far below the average for April (2.71 in / 69 mm).

I played a little tennis indoors this morning, mask on. My friend from tennis volunteers at the big vaccination clinic at the Lumen Field football stadium here in the city. He says they give 8,000 people a jab in the arm there every day, but could take it up to 22,000 if they could get more doses of vaccine.

My Japanese maple (Acer palmatum) has sprouted its new leaves for the season. The red leaves contain anthocyanin that gives them their characteristic color. The leaves do contain chlorophyll (green) for photosynthesis, but the anthocyanin levels are much greater.

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