April 5th, 2021



Today is sunny, breezy, and warm.  Farmers are out in the fields.

I fed the birds. Today I've seen sparrows, robins, and house finches.

I started digging weeds from the strip garden by the patio.  Lemon balm, bergamot, and sage are sprouting.  :D

EDIT 4/5/21 -- I went back out and dug more weeds.

EDIT  4/5/21 -- I went back out and dug more weeds, then walked around the yard.  Redbud trees have buds on them.  More daffodils are blooming, and some of the blue grape hyacinths.  :D

Monday Update 4-5-21

These are some posts from the later part of last week in case you missed them:
Genderplay Bingo Cards 4-4-21
Transwomen and Menstrual Symptoms
Community Building Tip: Talk
Deviled Eggs
Genderplay AU Descriptions
Contact Inequality
Nyctophobia Game
Skills Heroes Need: Psychological Fitness
Caterpillar Garden
Coping Skills: Diversions: Write
Wear It Out
Good News

There will be a Poetry Fishbowl on Tuesday, April 6 with a theme of "Because Science."

My old computer is fixed and installed.  We are just trying to hunt down the last few bugs.

Poetry in Microfunding:

There are two open epics at present.

"The Hobbomak" launches the Bear Tunnels series. Emma and Jesse discover an unusual chamber underground.

"A Celebration and a Consolation" belongs to Polychrome Heroics. Keira comforts her mother after the breakup.

The weather has been mostly mild and blustery.  I've been doing advance yardwork. I'm picking up sticks and pulling weeds. Seen at the birdfeeders this week: a large flock of sparrows, a large flock of mourning doves (including courtship behavior), a large flock of grackles, a few robins, several house finches who are draining the thistle sock, a pair of cardinals, a Bewick's wren, and a squirrel.  In the yard I've seen a pair of crows harassing an owl, and overhead, a vulture.

Today's Smoothie

Today we made a smoothie with:

1 cup Ceres passionfruit juice 
1 cup Brown Cow vanilla yogurt
1 banana
1/2 cup frozen passionfruit chunks
1/2 cup ice

The result is yellow with a sharp, bright flavor.  The passionfruit aspect really comes through, but is more tangy than sweet.