It was raining off and on. I called A.L. at 10:00 a.m. and said that it probably wasn't good weather for going to Longwood Gardens. I asked if she wanted to go to the library. I got to the L. house around noon. I asked A.L. if she wanted to go to [really big used bookstore]. "They have cats there," I said. A. said that the L.'s cat doesn't like the smell of other cats. The L. family really likes cats, though.
A. was all right with the idea of going to a bookstore, though. When we went in, we saw a cat first thing, and there was a very large cage with a couple of kittens in it. The cage had blankets on the floor of it. It looked like the kittens were pretty comfortable. The proprietor said that they were giving the kittens away.
I looked around in the gardening books section, and then in history. I didn't end up getting anything, which is probably a first for there. We were planning on going to the library next, though.
We went to the library. I got several books. I have a lot of books out. I read Five Points: The 19th-Century New York City Neighborhood That Invented Tap Dance, Stole Elections, and Became the World's Most Notorious Slum by Tyler Anbinder. It was an interesting read.
One of the roses in front of the house is blooming. I think it must be 'Blaze', because it doesn't have a scent. I didn't remember 'Blaze' being that double, though. It's not fully double, but it isn't a single, either. It's semi-double, I guess. 'Mme. Isaac Pereire' has several buds showing color, and a couple with the sepals lowering. The sweet briar has a number of flowers half-open.