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Monday Update 7-26-21

These are some posts from the later part of last week in case you missed them:
Poem: "Getting to the Next Part of Yourself"
Birdfeeding
Cockatoos Opening Trash Bins
Poem: "The Power of Food to Bring People Together"
Poem: "Caterpillar Park"
Birdfeeding
Community Building Tip: Show Up
Poem: "Everything Turned Upside Down"
Poem: "Bound in Primal Longings"
Poem: "Knitting by the Numbers"
Police Stops Don't Stop Car Crashes
Coping Skills: Assertive
Poetry Fishbowl Themes for Late 2021
Cuddle Party


Last week's half-price sale in Polychrome Heroics went exceptionally well. All but 3 of the poems sold. \o/ This is a huge help to our cash flow, recently struggling due to household hardware problems. I have started posting the sponsored poems -- the first three are up -- but there will be some heat-related delays.

We still have no air conditioning. The temperature got down into the 60s last night but my office only got down to 82F. *headdesk* But at least the low evening temperatures assist in cooling off the great room.


Poetry in Microfunding:

There are two open epics at present.

"Rainshadow Road" belongs the Daughters of the Apocalypse series. It introduces Maggot to the Clearwater Caravan.

"A Celebration and a Consolation" belongs to Polychrome Heroics. Keira comforts her mother after the breakup.


The weather has been wet here, with heavy rain the night before last. Seen at the birdfeeders this week: a small flock of house finches, a few mourning doves, a lady cardinal, and a squirrel. I saw a large flock of goldfinches while we were driving around the countryside -- Cumberland county has some extensive prairie restoration patches of native flowers and grasses. Currently blooming: violas, spiderwort, a couple of white things in the wildflower garden, purple coneflower, yellow coneflower, Shasta daisy, morning glories, blackberry lily, nasturtium, cup plant, black-eyed Susan, Queen Anne's lace, petunia. Blackberries and mulberries are ripe.
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