waiting for company to arrive. with my house clean & lots of little plans.
made blueberry muffins. drank coffee on the porch.
there was a sunny bicycle ride around town. which ended when the old Flyer got a flat. and then it was a sunny walk back home for me.
a couple of meals in the backyard. this one with shandy made with Ad Astra Ale. mmm.
then baked lemon butter cupcakes, it was my birthday after all.
then with a couple few cucumber lime margaritas, some late night Dutch Blitz.
in which best friends are driven to start cursing, yelling & laughing at each other.
on my own again, I'd reserved the day for sunshine.
but the wind & clouds came instead. so some sewing. and I have
a little napper as company.
my favorite kind of birthday card came in the mail.
the kind that has been cut & glued & drawn.
and along with a present from mom, came peonies,
my favorite kind of birthday flower.
also this weekend was sunshine, antique store shopping with a best friend, a brother to help me with some house repair & a visit from the niece & nephew, who came bearing tater tots and slushies.
an early birthday present. as every year.
a darkest purple iris blooming.
little basils on the back porch.
zinnias coming up.
and a chubby kitten getting yelled at to quit digging holes in my garden.
thank you Kansas springtime.
MEANING:adjective: Relating to or caused by the wind.
ETYMOLOGY:After Aeolus, god of the winds in Greek mythology. As keeper of the winds, he gave a bag containing winds to help with Odysseus's sailing.
USAGE:"It would not be surprising if a few features -- even very large ones -- were sculpted by aeolian processes into the pyramidal forms we see."
Carl Sagan and Ann Druyan; The Demon-Haunted World: Science as a Candle in the Dark; Random House; 1995.
signs today that spring is really here.
happy frog organic fertilizer, tomatoes planted & dirt warming in the sun.
new flowers from the garden center.
iris blooming along my fence.
& I got chased out of my garage by a huge bumblebee.
woke up feeling stuffy from pollen in the air.
& I found my kitten in the garden.