Jun. 19th, 2017

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Any of you vision-impaired folks like to cook?  A friend tipped me to this spice merchant, and I noticed they advertise Braille labels are available upon request.  The blends sound quite promising.
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These are some posts from the later part of last week in case you missed them:
Poem: "The Face of Ruin and Despair"
"To Know After Absence" is now complete!
Poem: "Differently Abled Heroes"
Saturday Yardening
Wonder Woman
Garden Photos 6-16-17
Hurt Comfort Bingo Card 6-16-17
Friday Yardening
Garden Photos 6-14-17
Thursday Yardening
Poem: "Bienvenue"
Wednesday Yardening
Only in Local-America
Good News


The [community profile] crowdfunding Creative Jam ran this weekend with a theme of "Sufficiency or Indulgence."

There will be a half-price sale in Polychrome Heroics this week. I'm working on the sale outline and will post as soon as I can.


Poetry in Microfunding:
"A Hope and a Promise" belongs to Polychrome Heroics.  Aidan and Mrs. Ozenne discuss secure attachment.  "Essential for Human Survival" belongs to Polychrome Heroics: Cassandra.  Groundhog and Cassandra explore the snack room. "The Inner Transition" belongs to Polychrome Heroics: Berettaflies.  Valor's Widow finds out what Stylet has in his backpack.  "To Know After Absence" is now complete.  See what else Shiv chooses to put in his apartment over Blues Moon.

Weather has been milder with some rain.  I'm keeping an eye on a nest of baby robins and a cardinal nest with an egg in it.  Currently blooming: dandelions, carnations, marigolds, petunias, lantana, million bells, snapdragons, zinnias, firecracker plant, torenia, yarrow, white and red clover, penstemon, yucca, daylilies, rose campion, coreopsis, morning glories, aster.  Mulberries and black raspberries are ripe, but I haven't bothered to pick them for more than samples.
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Today is mild and pleasant, but quite windy.  I took some pictures earlier, but don't know how well they'll turn out due to all the tossing about.

We picked up many sticks from the strip along the street and up the driveway.  One branch had fallen to stick upright in the ground!

Also I found a nest of baby bunnies, so remowing that area will have to wait a few days until they vacate.  They're hand-sized and furry, so it shouldn't take long before they move out.

EDIT 6/19/17: I planted more morning glories and moonflower around the support wire.  Most of the older ones had been eaten.  >_<  

EDIT 6/19/17: We picked up sticks back toward the east edge of the yard.

EDIT 6/19/17: I trimmed branches from a fruit tree and honeysuckles.  Then Doug cut larger ones from the golden rain tree and the walnut by the road.
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This poem is spillover from the June 6, 2017 Poetry Fishbowl. It was inspired by [personal profile] dreamwriteremmy. It also fills the "invisible disabilities" square in my 3-1-17 card for the Disability Bingo fest. This poem has been sponsored by Anthony & Shirley Barrette. It belongs to the Shiv thread of the Polychrome Heroics series.

Warning: This poem contains some intense topics. Highlight to read the warnings, some of which are spoilers. It features mental issues, because the inside of Shiv's head is always a warning, reference to past communication challenges, the comprehension gap between nonverbal and verbal languages, rude humor. reference to ugly aspects of history including slavery and death from unavailability of safe abortion care, reference to brain injuries, Shiv is resistant to seeking help or even admitting he's not okay, but he actually manages it occasionally, cape politics, awkward social interactions, reference to lousy hairdressers and discrimination against people with special needs, minimally verbal autistic character wrangling with English when his native language is visual rather than spoken, tense (but not violent) interaction with a police officer, who is a bit clunky interacting with a nonverbal person, frustration over being expected to solve other people's problems, loneliness, regret, threats, and other challenges. It's mostly positive, though, as Shiv fumbles his way toward better coping skills. If these are sensitive issues for you, please consider your tastes and headspace before reading onward.

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