EEEEEE! Something buzzed the window that was definitely NOT a bug–which was, I do believe, the first hummingbird of the year! EEEEE!
Two brown thrashers just walked up the driveway to the yard. Despite having wings, and being described as a skulking, inconspicuous bird in the literature, they just strolled straight down the driveway, apparently sight-seeing. "Ooh, garden! Ooh, bird-feeder! Look at all that bindweed, tsk." They were clearly a couple. One of them hopped up into […]
Nature continues apace! (So does work on Book 3, which I’m calling Wurstbreath at the moment, although the title will hopefully be "Dragonbreath: Curse of the Were-Wurst" or something akin to it.) A spicebush swallowtail cruised around the flowerbed this afternoon, sipping nectar from the scabiosa*. Another one showed up, and they chased one another around the […]
It’s summer. Theoretically it’s still spring, but it’s suddenly hit the mid-eighties, and it smells like summer, the smell of sun and cut grass rather than rain. The light through the trees is the hot gold light of summer. The blackberries are flowering, the verge is spangled with daisies, it can’t be summer already, but […]
Busy weekend (aren’t they always?) The new website has been put together, and I’m in the grim stage of uploading art and putting in "Buy now" buttons on everything. (God, I am too prolific.) But it looks like we’ve got everything up and running, and now it’s just up to grunt work on my part and […]
Kevin is an awesome boyfriend. By awesome, I mean that this morning, having just woken up, he stood on a stool in my studio, bareass-naked*, with a flashlight, peering into the back chambers of my Nanocube to see if he could spot Goby Bob, which I couldn’t. As neither of us can find Goby Bob, […]