August 22nd, 2019

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Emotional Intimacy Question: Top Places

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.

46. Where are the top three places you want to travel to some day, and why?

I don't really have travel goals like that anymore.  I've already visited most of the places I wanted to see.  When I think of a new one that's in reach, I tend to go there.  We've talked about visiting some of the sights in southern Illinois and will probably do that in the next year or so, budget permitting.  My partner still has a bunch of places he'd like to see, so we'll likely do some of those too.  Most of the remaining places I would have liked to see are effectively out of reach.
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Thursday Yardening

Today is warm, muggy, and cloudy.  It rained again last night.  \o/

I fed birds.  Part of the birdgift tree fell down.  :/  I think the fly-through feeder is still intact, but I'll have to find another branch to hang it from, which is not easy.

I walked around the yard.  In the wildflower garden, purple echinacea, purple penstemon, and some yellow thing are blooming.

In the prairie garden, the first seedheads have opened, so that's definitely little bluestem in the east patch.  \o/  The whole area is swarming with grasshoppers in the grass, butterflies and bees on the thistle.  :D

EDIT 8/22/19: I saw a pair of goldfinches on the thistle feeder today, the male still in his yellow summer coat.  <3