• “If you did not drop it, do not pick it up!”

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    The purple martins are BACK! And they sound like 1980s video games:

  • Hydrangea!

    Acidic soil = blue.

    Alkaline soil = pink.

    Our soil = ¯\ (ツ)

    hydrangea blossoms, blue and pink on same plant

    hydrangea in bloom

  • The fireflies are BACK!

  • Fermenting and emulsifying: Weeknotes, May 27-31

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  • Trying something new, I think it may actually turn out to be useful: Weeknotes for May 20-24

  • perennial garden, peonies, allium, catmint

  • Got a lovely whirligig at the garden show today

  • … but does your infrastructure have googly eyes?

    giant concrete pipes in construction lot with googly eyes on them

  • roses

    Garden roses in bloom

  • The catbirds are BACK! My favorite summer birds, and not just because of the name. They can do a lot more than meow.

  • Nests around the house this week

    wasp's nest

    robin's nest

    mud dauber's nest

  • The chimney swifts are back!! So nice to see them skimming the skies again just before evening. Too fast to get a photo.

  • Not able to see a great Irish band this year, but reminiscing about seeing Altan, Solas, Lunasa, the Prodigals and okay, the Tannahill Weavers even though they’re Scots. ☘️☘️☘️

  • A river of daffodils

    thousands of daffodils in bloom

  • I do believe my mother has more St. Patrick’s Day decorations than Christmas ones.

  • So we have to move furniture for an upcoming house repair, and one cat has a massive case of the zoomies, and the other one is hiding.

  • Two kinds of people: those who can’t focus without music playing, and those who can’t focus with it. Then, they marry each other.

  • Happy Caturday

    close-up of green eyed striped cat

  • “Where’s my coffee?”

    house finch staring into a bird feeder camera

  • On Getting Over It annahavron.com

    drawing of three black circles, the same size, first circle has arrows aiming it, second circle, has a little bit of green around it, third circle is surrounded by a field of green with vines beginning to grow from it


  • So strange. I have been thinking of my father so much today, who died a few months ago. And I have been thinking of my children when they were very small, laughing and yelling and galloping around the yard, completely different from the adults they are now. And where is the intense young woman I was? Where do we go?

  • Don’t you hate it when there’s a line?

    cardinal in flight in front of occupied birdfeeder

  • Got the Bird Buddy feeder set up!

    very close view of male northern cardinal biting into a seed

    It’s quite popular with the neighbors.

    side view of female house finch

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