September 30th, 2019


Monday Yardening

Today is hot and mostly sunny.  I planted 12 Dutch iris, half near the parking lot and half in the wagonwheel garden.

There are mosaics of butterflies everywhere, spiraling in the air and hanging on the bushes like dead leaves.  This is (what now passes for) a good year for monarchs.  :D 

Monday Update 9-30-19

These are some posts from the later part of last week in case you missed them:
Poetry Fishbowl Report for September 3, 2019
Sunday Yardening
Shifting Grammar
Worms with Three Sexes
Unsold Poems for the September 3, 2019 Poetry Fishbowl
Today's Adventures (Fall Fete)
Community Building Tip: Green Space
Trump's Cheese Submarine
Friday Yardening
Doll Clothes Patterns
Today's Adventures (lake walk)
Gender-flexible Dolls
Stories by Dialecticdreamer
Emotional Intimacy Question: Moments
Poem: "Broken Angels"
Wednesday Yardening
Good News

I started a list of Genders in My Characters, listing as many genders as I could find. I have since been adding more characters as I find ones with nonbinary identities.

There will be a Poetry Fishbowl on Tuesday, October 1 with a theme of "genderbending fairy tales."  Please mark your calendars, and I hope to see you then!

Poetry in Microfunding:

There are two open epics.

"Everyone Can Dance" belongs to Polychrome Heroics: Shiv. Shiv learns jive dancing.

"What Survives the Whole Process" belongs to Polychrome Heroics: Fortressa. Penny releases a playtesting video.

The weather has been mostly warm this week. We got a little rain Saturday night. Seen at the birdfeeders this week: several mourning doves, several house finches, several sparrows, a female cardinal, at least one bluejay, and a squirrel.  Monarchs are migrating and we have mosaics of butteflies swirling in the air and hanging on bushes like dead leaves.  Currently blooming: violas, petunias, pinks, marigolds, lantana, torenia, million bells, moss rose, firecracker plant, salvia, nasturtiums, gaillardia, clover, morning glories, red yarrow, coreopsis, Queen Anne's lace, thistle, purple penstemon, little bluestem grass, purple sedum, pink sedum, goldenrod, hosta, and aster. Crabapples are ripening. Apples have green fruit.