May 11th, 2020


Magpie Monday

[personal profile] dialecticdreamer is hosting Magpie Monday today with a theme of "putting the bottom rungs on the ladder." Leave prompts, get ficlets!

Waiting in the wings is the story “Strange Second Meeting.” Asha’s second meeting with the Strange Family goes very differently than the first one. (Lots of comfort and cuddles, of course.) The story is meant to double the value of the tips, and will post in five or six parts (depending on where scene breaks work), all in one go. For anyone who wants to maximize their reading pleasure for a sponsored story, it’s perfectly okay to sponsor a story other than the one prompted.

Monday Update 5-11-20

These are some posts from the later part of last week in case you missed them:
Poem: "Better to Meet Danger"
Today's Smoothie (guava pineapple strawberry)
Poem: "Drake's Evasion"
Poem: "For the Benefit of the People"
Today's Smoothie (guava banana classic fruit medley)
Poem: "The Neighborhood Watch"
Poem: "The One That People Come to with Questions"
Today's Smoothie (passionfruit orange mango)
Poem: "Either a Storm or a Drought"
Self-Awareness Question: Biggest Weakness
Today's Smoothie (passionfruit banana strawberry)
Cuddle Party

Last week's fishbowl went well. I am still writing. I also have stuff left to post.

Regarding internet, we still don't have full access. We are supposed to have the technician back on Tuesday to check access (so we can trim more if needed) and the hookup is scheduled for Friday. However, it's supposed to start raining tomorrow and continue for at least a week. :/ So it's likely the connection won't happen on schedule. Again.

Poetry in Microfunding:

There are two open epics at present.

"Protect the Forests" belongs to Polychrome Heroics: Iron Horses and has 4 new verses. The Iron Horses talk about connecting with the land.

"Pride Against Prejudice" belongs to Polychrome Heroics and has 8 new verses. The autograph tables are impressive.

The weather has been windy and intermittently rainy here. Seen at the birdfeeders this week: a flock of blackbirds, a flock of mourning doves, a flock of sparrows, several cardinals, several dark-eyed juncos, several house finches, several robins, 2 male and 1 female goldfinches, 1 male and 1 female rose-breasted grosbeak, a male and a female Baltimore oriole, a red-winged blackbird, a brown thrasher, a phoebe, a gray catbird, a yellow-bellied woodpecker, and a squirrel. Currently blooming: violets, tulips, celandine poppy, yellow violet, jack-in-the-pulpit, honeysuckle, wild cherries, nannyberry, creeping bellflower, purple allium, lily of the valley, comfrey.  Poppies, white iris, and white alliums have buds.

It has been a spectacular month for birds.  We have two species that I rarely see in this area -- rose-breasted grosbeaks and orioles -- of which the orioles are entirely new in this yard.  :D 3q3q3q!!!