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Today is sunny and baking hot, with a brisk wind that does very little to ameliorate the heat.  :P  There's a chance of rain in a few days, so witch us luck with that.

Before lunch I took snapshots.

After lunch, we picked up two piles of grass. 

EDIT 6/11/17: Then I watered plants.

EDIT 6/11/17: After supper, we picked up a long row of grass.

EDIT 6/11/17: Later I put the goddess statue in the garden and planted two more thymes.
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Today is sunny and very warm.

Earlier I went out and took snapshots.

Just now, I trimmed grass around the well cap. 

EDIT 6/9/17: I picked up sticks to clear a short mow path.

EDIT 6/9/17: I watered plants, cut brush, and trimmed grass around the hazelnut bush.
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It's sunny and very warm out.

Round 1, we picked up a small pile of grass in the south lot.

Round 2, we picked up a large row of grass in the south lot. 

EDIT 6/8/17: Round 3, I planted four green-and-white hostas in the purple-and-white garden.
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Today started out quite warm, but cooled rapidly.

I went out to water plants.  It's been dry for so long, things are wilting.  Also the mulberries and black raspberries are ripening, but not tasty.  :/  I got a few good berries off one tree; everything else has been either sour, or dried up.  I suspect the lack of rain during the ripening period is to blame.

Today's big news was the mourning doves fledging.  \o/ 

Fledglings!

Jun. 7th, 2017 03:21 pm
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I went out to take pictures today, and when I approached the porch, all three  mourning doves exploded from the nest!  \o/ Mama dove has successfully fledged two squabs this season.  I don't know if they'll come back or not, sometimes they do for a few days.  It will be interesting to see if she starts another nest.  Often they go through several a summer.

Fireflies!

Jun. 6th, 2017 08:58 pm
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The fireflies are flickering again tonight, more of them this time.  Quite a lot where the old raspberry patch used to be, and some in the south lot too.  :D 
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My work has been described as "flypaper for eyeballs."  I have received another confirmation of this.

One of my autistic fans sent me a message saying that they had put off reading an article on their Passion topic, so they could read something I wrote on a totally different topic.

Did not  see that coming.  :D 3q3q3q!!!
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Today was sweltering.  :P  It has cooled off a lot now, though.

We went grocery shopping and I bought two baggies of green-and-white hostas, a lemon thyme, and a golden thyme.

Round 1, I took pictures.  Then I planted more morning glories and moonflowers around the support wire.  I also watered the potted plants.

EDIT: Round 2, I planted the thymes in the goddess garden.

It's getting dark, so I'm done for the night.
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These are some posts from the later part of last week in case you missed them:
Upcycling Old Socks
Sunday Yardening
Fresh Dreamwidth Communities
Saturday Yardening
Garden Photos 6-3-17
Mad Science with Sea Slugs
Friday Yardening
Wonder Woman
Thursday Yardening
Read "Raising the Future"
Wednesday Yardening
Garden Photos 5-31-17
Cuddle Party

Thanks to a donation from [personal profile] kengr, three of the old Diminished Expectations poems have been posted. Be warned, this is seriously dark stuff.
Poem: "Perpetration"
Poem: "Ambivalence"
Poem: "Self-Bullying"


There will be a Poetry Fishbowl on Tuesday, June 6 with a theme of "Poke ALL the bigots in the eye!"  I hope to see you there tomorrow.


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" belongs to Polychrome Heroics: Shiv.  It has 22 new verses.  Shiv explores his apartment above Blues Moon, then heads for the storage building.

Weather has been dry and warm.  Today is sunny and calm.  The mourning dove nest under the kitchen window on the porch has two fat little squabs.  :D  Currently blooming: violets, dandelions, spiderwort, carnations, marigolds, petunias, lantana, million bells, snapdragons, zinnias, chives, firecracker plant, torenia, yarrow, blackberries, privet, white and red clover, penstemon, lamb's ear, white iris.  Mulberries are darkening.  Black raspberries are showing color.
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Today is partly cloudy and hot.

Round 1, we picked up a big pile of grass near the house. 

EDIT 6/4/17: Round 2, I sowed some shady flower seeds around the forest garden and forest yard.  I also trimmed weeds around the barrel garden and the apricot tree near the house.

EDIT 6/4/17: Round 3, I trimmed brush around the walnut near the house and the forsythia around the utility pole meter.

The weather is cooler now from downdrafts, with a small chance of rain.

EDIT 6/4/17: Round 4, I cut brush around the house and forest garden.
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Today is partly sunny and very warm.

Round 1, we picked up a huge long row of grass. 

EDIT 6/3/17: Round 2, I took snapshots and watered plants.

EDIT 6/3/17: Round 3, I cut grass around part of the walnut tree near the house and the plum tree in the orchard.
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Today is sunny and warm.

Round 1, I finished trimming grass around the hedge plants at the edge of the savanna.

EDIT 6/2/17: I cut grass around two seedlings in the savanna, the second line of wind defense.
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Today is sunny and mild.

Round 1, I trimmed grass around the shrubs at the edge of the savanna.

Round 2, I trimmed another stretch of grass there. 
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Today is sunny and warm with a bit of breeze.

Round 1, I planted a buttonbush and a Carolina allspice along the edge of the savanna. 

EDIT 5/31/17: Round 2, we picked up sticks in the yard near the house.

Round 3, I planted a gingko tree in the savanna and watered the new seedlings.  This concludes the last shipment of plants, and the planned planting of trees and shrubs for this season.  If I see something on sale, I may grab it though.

Round 4, I mulched around the new seedlings and watered potted plants.

The first mulberries have turned black, but aren't all the way ripe yet.  They're still sour.

EDIT 5/31/17: Round 5, I trimmed grass around the contorta hazelnut, cypress, ginkgo, and an ash tree in the savanna.

As it is now dusk, I am done for the night.

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