June 20th, 2021



Today is cloudy, muggy, and quite warm.

I fed the birds.  I've seen house finches, doves, and a squirrel.  There was a lady cardinal the other day.

I picked 1/3 bag of black raspberries, which is enough for a smoothie.  :D

The yellow Asiatic lily is blooming under the telephone pole.  On the patio, violas and Here-Lies-Butch daylily are blooming.

EDIT 6/20/21 -- I picked most of a bag of pie cherries.

EDIT 6/20/21 -- I cleared 3 spots in the prairie garden.

EDIT 6/20/21 -- I planted 3 spots in the prairie garden with native grasses and tallgrass prairie wildflowers.

The hollyhock is blooming!  This one is dark red.  :D

EDIT 6/20/21 -- I watered all the seed niches along the newly mowed patch of prairie garden.  I have almost notched the whole western edge of it.  I might get a couple more in later.

Lots of fireflies out.  <3

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

Poem: "One Act of Pure Love"

This poem is posted as a Father's Day gift for Anthony Barrette. It was written outside the regular prompt calls. It fills the "Magical / Soul Bond" square in my 6-1-21 card for the Cottoncandy Bingo fest. This poem This poem is part of the Stronger Wings arc in the Broken Angels thread of the Polychrome Heroics series. It is the third in a set of three, after "Who Puts Their Life on the Line" and "Becomes the Saving Grace."

Collapse )

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 fresh black raspberries
1/2 cup ice

This one is bright purple and fairly smooth.  The berry flavor comes through well.  There's some grit left from the seeds though. 

Poem: "Escape a Thousand Memories"

This poem is spillover from the May 4, 2021 Poetry Fishbowl. It was inspired by prompts from [personal profile] chanter1944, [personal profile] technoshaman, and Anonymous. It also fills the "being outnumbered" square in my 5-1-21 card for the Leaky Pipeline Bingo fest. This poem has been sponsored by a pool with [personal profile] ng_moonmoth and [personal profile] fuzzyred. It belongs to the Rutledge thread of the Polychrome Heroics series. It is the first in a set, followed by "Who Can Create the Future," "Good Food Choices Are Good Investments," "Layering Flavors, Tastes, and Textures," "A Vibrant Symbol of the American Dream," and "The People Who Give You Their Food."

Collapse )