Fealty to the Ficus
Snow shovels traded for garden spades.
April is now the first month that Utah sees temperatures above 90 degrees. In the past it sometimes occurred in late May, then often in May, then on the first of May in 2022. April 30, 2023 and 92 degrees. One day sooner, also a month earlier. And so it goes.
Bluebird House may have reached peak design.
Today’s Fun Word: Igloo
Bluebird House: latest best
Another Holiday, Another Quiddler Poem
A Stouter Quip.
An empty zen mind may / STREW about for a STOUTER QUIP / A real BITER of a mental COUP / Casting a DRUID JINX to cut / A SWATH through unyielding conversation; / Yet FOAL up nothing, as all thought is TOO GRAINY / To conjure a MERRY WIN that cuts / With AXE edge into the visiting HE and his GUESTY buttress. / JADED jibes would BUT LAG, / Arising a NINTH behind, no GLUES to stick them, / NARY a thought to float within the AERO expanse / Where once anecdotes and retorts could demand a FEE.
His favorite carnival act had always been the Geek Throw,
watching the bodies hurl into the maw he felt a Queer dizzyness,
not felt since finding spoiled Lox deep int the chin whiskers of his Goatee,
And found by his own upper lip, thinking it had found a Cutie morsel of Interr sweetness.
Now the Horde of Lib-tards, in awkward Quad piles; he imagined the Farms that bred them;
a land without Sun, with fitness of enforced Jigs and dinners of squirming Bug Pie.
He felt they were unlikely Kin, and himself a Cad;
he began a Yern-clawing of his beard, as if it were on Loan
from an Oaf; a Lein against his entire summer crop of golden Oat.
(Quiddler Poem of ED 11/24/2022)