This afternoon Jim and I received the President's Award from the Maine Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers. We were selected because of our work in defending the accused. In particular we were recognized for our actions in fostering quality representation by newer attorneys (we do a lot of informal mentoring) and our efforts at making changes in the way juries are selected in Maine. It is a big honor and thrill to be recognized by our peers.
Also, check out the awesome flowers on the orchid! Four blossoms and another three buds waiting to pop.
Apple tree update: the grafted tree is doing fantastic. The one that was mowed down has rallied and should be ready for its own graft next spring.