October 17th, 2016


Monday Yardening

Today I planted 10 Eranthis cilicica  (bright yellow) in the goddess garden, and 20 'Katharine Hodgkin' iris (pale blue speckled with yellow) in the goddess garden and wildflower garden.   Recent rain has made the ground much easier to dig.

This concludes my current batch of bulbs, and I have no active plans to buy more this season.  I will, however, keep an eye out for bargains.  Stores often close out their bulbs for $1-2 per bag in late October or November.

It's a warm, blustery day today.  The tiny asters are still blooming in the wildflower garden.  Most of the seedpods on the blackberry lilies have opened and been distributed, either planted in my own gardens or handed off to my parents.

Monday Update 10-17-16

These are some posts from the later part of last week in case you missed them:
Video: "Dancing on the Clock"
Saturday Yardening
Thursday's Yardening
Body Scanners
Good News

I got a couple of good poems out of the Crowdfunding Creative Jam this weekend.

There will be a bonus fishbowl on Tuesday, October 18 with a theme of "The 50 Poetic States." Help me finish a chapbook!

Poetry in Microfunding:
"Holding Hope and Love" belongs to Polychrome Heroics and has 21 new verses.  Cheersquad helps a couple different people who are working with berettafly survivors.  "A Hope and a Promise" belongs to Polychrome Heroics.  Aidan and Saraphina wrap up in the Wood Room. 

Torn World writing update:
Approved as canon: "Unicorns on Parade" "Spruce Deer" "Wandering the Heights" (poetry).  Back to me for edits: "Winterheart" (parts 2-3), "Stinging Like Nettles"  "Off the Clock" (poetry).  Currently in front of the canon board: "Ghost Bat" (nonfiction). Drafted: "Like Ash Before the Wind," "From Dark to Bright," "The Inappropriate But Useful Disposal of Lettuce" "A Thin Red Trail" (fiction), "Changes in the Wind" (poetry), "Southern Breads" "Tangleweed Article" (articles), Jularei (character sheet).  In revision at home: "Water Dance," "When the Wind's Teeth Sing," "Raining Kittens," "Finding the Holes," "Broken Hopes," "Brewing Beauty," "Little Paws in the Licenses" (fiction), "The Smallest Invaders," "Raising the Future" "Beach Pies" "Unsolid Ground" "Riding from the Rescue" "To Ride Death" (poetry), "Rammer" (nonfiction).  Currently writing: "Catch of the Day," "A Cold Clear Night" (fiction).

The weather has been blustery here, and we got some rain.  Currently blooming: petunias, marigolds, million bells, morning glories, chicory, frost asters, sedum, purple asters.  Black walnuts are shedding lots of nuts.  Many of the fields around us have been harvested.  More trees are starting to turn colors.