May 30th, 2019


Emotional Intimacy Question: Strengths

Folks have mentioned an interest in questions and conversations that make them think. So I've decided to offer more of those. This is the current list.

34. What are your top three strengths? Which strengths do you look for in a friend or partner? 

Among my top strengths are language, creativity, and the broadened awareness granted by farmemory.  In other people I look for intelligence (it can be various types), reliability, and a practice of "gently if possible, firmly if necessary."

Poetry Fishbowl Report for May 7, 2019

This month's theme was "Officer Pink: Aftermath of the Raid." I wrote from 12 PM to 4:45 AM. That's about 14 hours 45 minutes, accounting for breaks. I wrote 3 poems on Tuesday and another 8 later.

Participation was lower, with 11 comments on LiveJournal and another 47 on Dreamwidth. A total of 14 people sent prompts. There were no new prompters.

Read Some Poetry!
The following poems from the May 7, 2019 Poetry Fishbowl have been posted:
"As Guardians of That Legacy"
"Comfort Always"
"An Ember of the Old Emotions"
"Walls of Air"
"Where Your Powers Live"

"Hyggelig" (January 1, 2019 outside prompt calls, Hart's Farm) (linkback perk)
"A Frantic Resistance" (January 8, 2019 Poetry Fishbowl, Polychrome Heroics)
(free epic)

Buy some poetry!
If you plan to sponsor some poetry but haven't made up your mind yet, see the unsold poetry list from May 7. That includes the title, length, price, and the original thumbnail description for the poems still available. All sponsored poems have been posted. This month's donors include: Anthony and Shirley Barrette, [personal profile] janetmiles, and [personal profile] ng_moonmoth. There are now 4 tallies toward a bonus fishbowl, which will take place in July.

The Poetry Fishbowl also has a permanent landing page.

Thursday Yardening

Today is mild, mostly sunny, and breezy.  It rained a little several times yesterday evening.

I fed the birds.  Out of birdseed, so I'll need to restock.

Round One, I trimmed more brush around the purple-and-white garden.

EDIT 5/30/19: Round Two, I finished trimming brush and spraying weeds around the purple-and-white garden.

EDIT 5/30/19: Round Three, I planted 2 purple sedum and 2 green-and-white hostas in the purple-and-white garden.  This completes the big project that I wanted to finish outdoors today.  I still have a couple of things left in a flat to plant, but I want pots for those.

EDIT 5/30/19: Round Four, we picked up sticks in the forest yard near the street and filled a wheelbarrow.

EDIT 5/30/19: Round Five, I planted a purple penstemon and a red yarrow in the wildflower garden, and a sweet woodruff in the cistern garden.  Then I watered the new plants.