John, Thanks, that did it. I don't really need to blend
> though. What I need it taken care of by:
trans = blend_xy_sep_transform(ax.transAxes, ax.transAxes)
This is basically a no-op; if the axes transform is the one you want,
just use it
ax.text(0.5, 1, "My Title", ha='center', va='top',transform=ax.transAxes)
My example placed the text below the ticks, which is where the data
component came in.