June 4th, 2018


Monday Update 6-4-18

These are some posts from the later part of last week in case you missed them:
How to Improve Your Foreign Language Vocabulary
Sunday Yardening
Poem: "An Infinite Capacity for Taking Pains"
Friday Yardening
Llewellyn Assignments
Poetry Fishbowl Report for May 15, 2018
Thursday Yardening
Emotional Intimacy Question: Accomplishment
Unsold Poems from the May 15, 2018 Poetry Fishbowl
Wednesday Yardening
Hard Things

The next Poetry Fishbowl will be on Tuesday, June 5 with a theme of "This is NOT what I signed up for!" Mark your calendars and start thinking of prompts. I hope to see you there tomorrow. :D

Poetry in Microfunding:

"Marks of Devotion" is now complete. Read about Kande's early adventures in the underworld.

"Energy, Made Visible" belongs to Polychrome Heroics: Shiv and has 50 new verses. Shiv is doing real live therapy now!

"Only If It Is Embraced" belongs to Polychrome Heroics: Damask.  Ham grumbles over the arrangements.

The weather has been slightly cooler on some days, and we finally got a bit of much-needed rain. Seen at the birdfeeders this week: sparrows, mourning doves, several cardinals, a pair of goldfinches, a pair of house finches, and an indigo bunting.  A mourning dove is nesting under the kitchen window and has two white eggs.  In bloom: pink chives, marigolds, gazania, blue lobelia, white alyssum, zinnias, sage, yarrow, torenia, salvia, cleome, petunia, million bells, snapdragons, lantana, coreopsis, dianthus, peppers, blackberries, borage, lamb's ear, comfrey, and sundry others.  Raspberries, crabapples, and cherries have green fruit.  Mulberries have pink fruit.  Serviceberry has quite a lot of red fruit, which is ripe enough to eat but not as ripe as it could be.  I suspect the birds will eat it at this stage -- it rarely turns dark like it's supposed to.  I have finished planting everything from the current batches.  \o/

Monday Yardening

It's a beautiful day outside!  Today is sunny, mild, and breezy.  :D

Round One, I planted morning glories around the wire for the telephone pole. 

EDIT 6/4/18 -- Round Two, we went out and picked up sticks in the yard by the house, then dumped them in the firepit.  We have a nice start on our Litha bonfire.

EDIT 6/4/18 -- Round Three, I checked on fruit.  A few mulberries are dark but don't have much flavor yet.  Also very few are in reach this year after last year's trimming.  :/  Serviceberry has lots of red fruit, again edible but not fully ripe.  Doug  and I picked up sticks from the streetside yard to dump in the firepit.

EDIT 6/4/18 -- Round Four, I trimmed a bit more grass around the wagonwheel garden and then watered some plants.

The dove nest is down to one egg, but she's still sitting on it.

Winteriron Bingo Adventure Cards 6-4-18

Here are my cards for the Winteriron Bingo Adventure. It runs from June 4-December 31. It celebrates Winter Soldier/Iron Man but can be used for other purposes. This fest offered a bunch of different prompt themes to choose from. I decided to make one card from the Dark Fantasy prompt list and other mixing several lists. (See all my 2018 bingo cards.)

If you'd like to sponsor a particular square, especially if you have an idea for what character, series, or situation it would fit -- talk to me and we'll work something out. I've had a few requests for this and the results have been awesome so far. This is a good opportunity for those of you with favorites that don't always mesh well with the themes of my monthly projects. I may still post some of the fills for free, because I'm using this to attract new readers; but if it brings in money, that means I can do more of it. That's part of why I'm crossing some of the bingo prompts with other projects, such as the Poetry Fishbowl.

Underlined prompts have been filled.

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