October 3rd, 2018


Hard Things

Life is full of things which are hard or tedious or otherwise unpleasant that need doing anyhow. They help make the world go 'round, they improve skills, and they boost your sense of self-respect. But doing them still kinda sucks. It's all the more difficult to do those things when nobody appreciates it. Happily, blogging allows us to share our accomplishments and pat each other on the back.

What are some of the hard things you've done recently? What are some hard things you haven't gotten to yet, but need to do?

Wednesday Yardening

Today is warm, damp, mostly sunny, and a little hazy.  We got a bit of rain last night.  It's very buggy out, mosquitoes everywhere.  Butterflies too -- the monarchs are roosting in small clusters on the trees.  When I walk by, they flutter into the air.  I saw a toad, too.

I went out to gather and plant wildflower seeds, mostly from the blackberry lilies and a few yellow flowers, also marigolds.  Zinnias are still blooming like mad, and there's an aster too.  I think the bluestem grass seed came up after all, which we had pretty much given up on.

EDIT 10/3/18: My yard is crawling with toads!  I saw 6 on the way to the wildflower garden, and another 11 on the way back to the house.  :D 3q3q3q!!!  Probably they are out because it's a warm damp evening full of bugs.  The toads are singing romance too, though.

I went back out to plant 10 Hyacinthoides hispanica   of mixed colors in the wildflower garden.