I had to take a few days off from digging, cos I had a rash on my foot and wanted it to clear up first, but I shall resume later today. Today, I al;so have the first of what will hopefully be more and more images. This is some of the surviving wild-flowers from the front garden:
(and cos my scientific research shows a direct correlation between photos of cats and comments, here’s an 18-years-old pain-in-my-arse)
I recently received a healthy donation from my friend Phaedra which I’ve used most of already ($2 left!) on:
a hose divider, a birdbath, garden shears, another hanging planter for the porch, a suet cage for the winter birds, and seeds for strawberries, catnip, and (cos this is one of the few conditions I’ll allow for a donation) black Paeoniflorum poppies, which I’m planting next year (it’s already too late for this season). Paeoniflorum are an unregulated variety of opium poppy (as they’re obviously decorative), sacred to Nyx, Hypnos, and Thanatos. I also picked up a box of stick incense on eBay, cos I’ve lost the greater part of a 200ct box of Morning Star Sandalwood.
As I’ve already paid to replace my eyeglasses this month, money is running short again, but good for me that my birthday is on 22 July! This year is also one of those “landmark birthdays” that I hear so much about. You can also avoid making pay PayPal fees by just sending to ruadhan@NOSPAMpeacockfairy.com (remove NOSPAM from the e-mail address) If everybody who reads this regularly even just gave a single $1 personal gift between now and my birthday, that would be a big help. Also, there’s my Etsy shop, and (if you have a little extra money), I have one last “event pack” for my second novel, New Dance, that’s gotten a little scuffed, so $15, free shipping within the United States ($4 to the UK or Europe, ask me about anywhere else).
Also, in addition to Aphrodite’s sanctuary in Indiana needing funds for storm recovery, Sannion is having his wisdom teeth out, and could use a buck or two — if for no other reason than he is basically being sentenced to two weeks of eating nothing but cottage cheese and smoothies (as I was in the same boat in December) and could use some money for Economy Size tubs — and maybe a black pepper grinder for his cottage cheese.