I was curious about displaying the flag on Memorial Day. There was something in the back of my mind that made me think there was some special rule about that, and sure enough, flags displayed outside are flown at half mast until noon, and then raised to full mast. Here is the site that addresses that policy. Flag Etiquette.
It's very nice to go to the cemeteries and put flowers on relative's graves, and Memorial Day is a great time to do that; but the day was designated to remember fallen soldiers. Here is the History of Memorial Day I found interesting.
I'm sitting here listening to June bugs bounce off the window above my computer screen. I've heard them for a couple of nights now - but I haven't seen any outside. I usually find them in the morning, motionless on the deck, a result of banging against the window pane, I suppose.
The apple trees are blooming - the one across the road from our mailboxes (top) and our old tree (bottom). We're surprised our old tree is loaded with blossoms again this year. Pretty amazing since for years it only had fruit every other year for years. Then Fred pruned it a while back and since then we've had a bumper crop every year. We haven't been down on the lower lawn to see how the transparent apple tree is doing - maybe we'll do that tomorrow. The lawn has been mowed for the first time this year - another indicator summer has begun.