I fed the birds. Lots of house finches out today.
We shoveled ash out of the firepit. Later I plan to lay a core and then start piling brush in it.
EDIT 8/19/20 -- I set up the core of larger sticks for air flow, then began adding brush to the firepit.
I saw a recently-emerged cicada, still pale green and soft. :D Cicada song is the sound of summer!
EDIT 8/19/20 -- I picked up sticks on the patio and dumped them in the firepit.
EDIT 8/19/20 -- I broke up more brush and added it to the firepit.
There is a reddish-brown orb weaver spinning a web near the gate to the ritual meadow. \o/