May 10th, 2018


Thursday Yardening

Today was sunny and very warm.  We went out to run errands.  We bought a flowerpot and an armload of flowers for Mother's Day, along with potting soil and other stuff.

When we got home, I potted up the flowers for Mom.  This year it's a creamy white pot with faint blue swirls around the rim.  Plants include white gazania, white zinnia, blue wave petunia, dusty miller artemesia, several coleus, then blue lobelia and white alyssum around the edge.  It's a big pot, I can just get my arms around it.  :D

White spirea bushes are blooming.  Some irises in the flower garden alongside the parking lot have buds on them.  So does the columbine in the rain garden.

Emotional Intimacy Question: Any Ability

Folks have mentioned an interest in questions and conversations that make them think. So I've decided to offer more of those. I'm starting with this list.

12. If you could wake up tomorrow having gained any one quality or ability, what would it be?

Hard question for me.  Probably the top would be super-health.  Closely after that, teleportation, because this world is a mess and being able to scram from a dogpile would be very appealing.  Though I suppose, if I took dimensional tunneling, I could lifeboat us all over to Terramagne and get my clunky body fixed there.  Possibly this would be the best idea after all.

Poem: "The Currency of Leadership"

This poem is spillover from the April 3, 2018 Poetry Fishbowl. It was inspired by a prompt from [personal profile] sporky_rat plus discussions with [personal profile] kelly_holden, [personal profile] dialecticdreamer, and other fans. It also fills the "growth" square in my 4-1-18 card for the Spring Fest Bingo. This poem has been chosen in an audience poll as the free epic for the May 1, 2018 Poetry Fishbowl making its $200 goal. It belongs to the Aquariana thread of the Polychrome Heroics series.

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