It’s going to be a bad year for blossom-end rot around these parts. It most commonly occurs when the growing season begins wet and turns dry when vegetable plants are fruiting. It’s been a very wet spring, and that’s already begun to taper off. Consider that your gardening tip for the day. Have you seen the Spacelink satellite train yet? I have. I tend to sit out after dark, and I’ve seen such trains in several stages of deployment. The first time, a few weeks ago, we observed a satellite overhead, which is always cause for low-level excitement. After all, satellites and meteors are the headliners most nights. Then, wow! About 30 seconds later there was a second satellite behind the first, on the same trajectory. You don’t see that every day. About 30 seconds after that a third satellite came along! Our excitement level rose and eventually plateaued as we stopped counting at about 45 satellites. A few days later I witnessed something similar as another satellite train passed overhead; this time, however, they had dispersed somewhat; each satellite was about two minutes apart. Then, last night, I saw a “train” pass over that had been placed in orbit just the day before. There were approximately 60 satellites, grouped in a close line and simultaneously visible, strung out like the tail of a meteor but moving at the speed of a passing satellite. This is all part of the effort by a private company, SpaceX, to construct practically global, space-based internet connectivity. Before they are finished, there could be 30,000 of their satellites in orbit, many passing overhead at any given time. What I want to know is: did anyone discuss this with you?