June 2nd, 2021


Good News

Good news includes all the things which make us happy or otherwise feel good. It can be personal or public. We never know when something wonderful will happen, and when it does, most people want to share it with someone. It's disappointing when nobody is there to appreciate it. Happily, blogging allows us to share our joys and pat each other on the back.

What good news have you had recently? Are you anticipating any more? Have you found a cute picture or a video that makes you smile? Is there anything your online friends could do to make your life a little happier?


Today is mild and gray.

I fed the birds.  I've seen house finches and a squirrel.

The last of my plants have arrived, now two and a half fucking months late.  The ones from Spring Hill are at least packed decently and all look alive.  The stuff from Exciting Gardens is mostly packed bare, some of it not even bagged separately, dried out, and probably half it already dead.  Very little from either batch  has much chance of survival being planted at the wrong time and condition.  >_<  Even trying to find places to put 10 privets, originally meant for patches gaps in hedges, will be difficult given that the area is now hip to chest deep in full-grown grass.  This is why tree and shrub seedlings are supposed to be planted dormant in mid-March to mid-April, as soon as the ground becomes workable, so the shovel will actually go in and they get a head start on other things growing in the vicinity.

EDIT 6/2/21 -- I cleared 3 spaces for privets along the west edge of the savanna.  For comparison, both the tall grass and the other privets are in full bloom, the latter singing with bees.

EDIT 6/2/21 -- I cleared 3 more spaces for privets.