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.
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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What good news have you had recently?
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.
"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.
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.