norman, as a city, is... well, right now the best word for it is hot. very hot. hot and sunny and humid. I can't really tell you how much this makes me wish I were already living in the cool and cloudy northwest. norman does have one thing going for it, though: its trees. today I was able to ignore the heat for at least a few moments and focus on enjoying all of the big old trees we have. they make for great squirrel homes, not to mention being downright pretty.