June 6th, 2021



Today is cloudy and warm.

I fed the birds.  I've seen doves, house finches, and cardinals.

I planted 2 serviceberries on the edge of the savanna. 

EDIT 6/6/21 -- I put topsoil and covers on the serviceberries.  I also planted wildflower seeds in one spot in the prairie garden.  Grass there is over my head already.

Mulberries are ripe in the savanna.

EDIT 6/6/21 -- I picked a bag of mulberries.

EDIT 6/6/21 -- I planted wildflowers seeds in a second spot in the prairie garden.

To the north of us, a cloud was raining in a small area.  We're supposed to get rain tonight and tomorrow, which would be very welcome.

EDIT 6/6/21 -- I planted a pink dogwood in the streetside yard.

EDIT 6/6/21 -- I planted 3 gladioli, 5 blue poppy anemones, 5 exotica, and 5 brilliant freesias in the septic garden.

I saw some fireflies in the south lot, the first I've seen this year, although my partner Doug saw some earlier.

As it is now dark and I'm tired, I am done for the day.


Poem: "Science on the Side"

This poem came out of the May 4, 2021 Poetry Fishbowl. It was inspired by a prompt from [personal profile] kelkyag. It also fills the "uncertainty / job insecurity" square in my 5-1-21 card for the Leaky Pipeline Bingo fest. This poem has been sponsored by Anthony & Shirley Barrette. It belongs to the Polychrome Heroics series.

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