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 If you want something done right, do it yourself.  Especially if you want scientifically accurate ball-jointed dinosaur toys.

Saturday Yardening

Apr. 30th, 2016 04:42 pm
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Today it is very soggy outside.  I managed to get out between rain showers and plant two of the plants I got yesterday -- a German thyme and a burgundy columbine.

My white columbine is blooming in the rain garden.

Also yesterday my parents gave me a belated birthday card listing a present which will arrive some time in autumn: 100 bulbs worth of flower garden.  :D  Daffodils, hyacinths, crocus, windflowers, and a few others. 

EDIT: This evening I went out to refill the birdfeeders.  I've been seeing more blue jays around the hopper feeder.  One of the lady cardinals immediately came to the suet feeder.

Frogs and toads are singing out where the fields are flooded with rainwater.

BINGO: line

Apr. 30th, 2016 04:40 pm
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I have made bingo down the G column of my 4-1-16 card for the Archetypal Characters Bingo fest.  \o/

Birdfeeding

Apr. 29th, 2016 03:20 pm
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 Today I saw three blue jays together at the hopper feeder.  It looks like they are flocking and settling here for now.  :D
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 [personal profile] dialecticdreamer has posted the story "Traveling Storm."  Eax and Von talk with Bil about finding work for Bil to do, and about Von's upcoming hunt.
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 [personal profile] dialecticdreamer has posted the story "Building Storm."  It's one of two leading up to something I've sponsored, which will be appearing presently.  In this installment, Eax helps Bil deal with feelings of helplessness, confusing, and uselessness due to assorted disabilities left from Bil's earlier injuries.  It's a wonderful piece of hurt/comfort with excellent sociological aspects too.  <3   This is what science fiction should be.

Today's Trip

Apr. 28th, 2016 10:18 pm
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We went to see "The Jungle Book" today.  It was awesome.  This is easily my favorite live-action take on the story, the best balanced between humorous and serious elements, and of course, Scarlet is the best Kaa ever.  If you have not yet seen it, I rate this movie most highly recommended.

For supper we went to Brixx.  This is one I had looked up in advance, and I had two reactions to the menu:
1) Aaaaand now I'm hungry.
2) I am going to starve to death between two bales of hay.

We did eventually decide what to order, though.  The garlic sticks are excellent, the meatball appetizer quite good.  The draft root beer is made with real vanilla and sassafras,  which is almost impossible to find anymore; I have had root beer as good, but none better.  The rosemary chicken with wild mushrooms pizza is mouthwatering.  I had to take off half a point because the rosemary, being whole instead of chopped, was sharp enough to stab.  (There's a reason why it's always supposed to be chopped, and that is it.)  But it had the best, strongest, most umami shitake mushrooms I have encountered.  For dessert we got the s'mores pizza, also delicious and it comes in six slices just like the rest of them.  While this is not cheap pizza, neither is it as exorbitant as gourmet pizza often is; it's a good price for its class, and you absolutely get what you pay for.  We definitely plan to go back and try more things.

And I'm still stuffed.

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Bonus Material: Busking in Terramagne

Apr. 28th, 2016 03:10 am
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This is the bonus post for April. I've written a variety of things in Polychrome Heroics that feature busking or buskers, along with some similar activities, so I thought it would be fun to explore what it's like there.

Read more... )

Camp NaNoWriMo

Apr. 27th, 2016 05:09 pm
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 I know it's a little late to ask if anyone is doing Camp this month, but are you? I decided to work on the writer's bible for my Battlestar Galactica story.

So what about in July? Anyone making plans for July's Camp?

Wednesday Yardening

Apr. 27th, 2016 05:01 pm
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As it was not raining after lunch, I went out and transplanted some raspberries closer to the fence and pulled weeds from the raspberry patch in the ritual meadow. 
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Thanks to an audience poll, there are 3 new verses in "When Someone Is Vulnerable."   Ansel tries to figure out what is wrong with Turq.

Good News

Apr. 27th, 2016 01:54 pm
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Good news includes all the things which make us happy or otherwise feel good. It can be personal or public. We never know when something wonderful will happen, and when it does, most people want to share it with someone. It's disappointing when nobody is there to appreciate it. Happily, blogging allows us to share our joys and pat each other on the back.

What good news have you had recently?

Prompt #346

Apr. 26th, 2016 12:55 pm
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Photo #1

[Source]

Photo #2

[Source]

Quote
Sister is probably the most competitive relationship within the family, but once the sisters are grown, it becomes the strongest relationship.
-- Margaret Mead

Dialogue
"That does not look like fun."

Words
alcohol
horoscope
swindler

Tuesday Yardening

Apr. 26th, 2016 03:08 pm
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Today we raked and cleared the second half of the raspberry patch in the ritual meadow.  I took a short break, then hustled back out to throw down some grass seed before the rain started.  It was just sprinkling then, and is raining more steadily now. I hope we get a nice, gentle, soaking rain to water all the flowers.

The grass and clover seed that I sowed earlier between the house and driveway is sprouting.  Little green dots of clover leaves everywhere, and the grass just peeking through.

The nannyberry thicket is blooming.
 

New Berettaflies Entries

Apr. 25th, 2016 09:34 pm
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[personal profile] shiori_makiba has posted two new entries in the Berettaflies thread.

"Playing Games" focuses on Tsubasa and Ashley, when they are playing cards (with ultraviolet ink) and realize that everyone but Ashley can see the markings.

"A Pretty Good Friend" gives Tsubasa's perspective on inclusion and friendship.  Aww.

Read "Marked Cards" by Siliconshaman

Apr. 25th, 2016 09:21 pm
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[personal profile] siliconshaman has posted the story "Marked Cards."  Ashley's teammates are playing with UV-printed cards, which she can't read.  It gets a bit awkward.

Monday Yardening

Apr. 25th, 2016 03:45 pm
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Today Doug raked the edge of the raspberry patch in the ritual meadow, and I spread grass seed there.  The patch has gotten too far from the fence and we are trying to reposition it.

I also planted more wildflowers: 2 small purple globe allium in the purple garden.  A black-eyed susan and a coreopsis around the barrel garden, and 6 zinnias in the barrel.

I still have several more plants to put out.  It is supposed to rain tonight so that will help get things growing. 

EDIT:  I finished putting out the current batch of plants today.

Birdfeeding

Apr. 25th, 2016 03:44 pm
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Today I saw a rose-breasted grosbeak on the hopper feeder.  New bird for me!   I've been seeing a lot of birds recently that I don't often see.

EDIT: When I came back from planting, I saw a pair of blue jays and a red-bellied sapsucker on the hopper feeder.  \o/

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