It wasn't bad out. I went out to the mystery pink rose and then went far enough out in the back of the back yard to see the winterberry, which still has a lot of berries. I'd kind of expected that they'd be eaten by now. The mystery pink rose has a flower open and a bud partway open. 'Duchesse de Brabant' has a bud just showing color.
Later: I read Life, Over Easy. I kept being mentally ready for a lot of psychic things to happen in the book, but the tone was contemporary for much of the book, with the psychic understated. I thought it was well-written, and enjoyed it.