Elizabeth Barrette (ysabetwordsmith) wrote,
Elizabeth Barrette

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Today started out partly cloudy, then drizzled briefly.

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

I planted grass seed in a bare patch by the prairie garden.  Doug got the ritual meadow, prairie garden paths, along the south edge of the driveway, and yard by the house mowed before it rained. 

The spruce cones are fascinating.  It turns out that the yellowish ones are male (producing clouds of golden pollen) and the bright pink ones are female (catching pollen), soft and fleshy now, also quite sticky with resin.  :D  Tree pr0n!

Yellow bellflower and white trillium are blooming.

EDIT 4/18/21 -- I pulled some weeds in the yard by the house.

EDIT 4/18/21 -- I started picking up sticks in the south lot.  I didn't get very far, past the contorta willow but not to the purple-and-white garden.
Tags: birdfeeding, gardening, illinois, nature, personal, wildlife

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