Check it out: I broke off two squares of 86% dark chocolate precisely along the pre-scored divisions between squares. (Usually I just get random chunks of different squares.)
We’re expecting more total lilies, now that they’ve been given more room, but I do kind of miss the density we had with so many lilies in one small spot. #lilycount 11
Sitting on the patio, drinking a beer and reading The Economist. Jackie is nearby, and expected to return. Kindle on standby for when Economist runs out.
No lilies yesterday, but today #lilycount 2. (And a whole lot of buds that will burst into flower over the next few days.)
Last fall Jackie dug up this whole flowerbed and spread the bulbs, corms, and rhizomes out over double the space, so I’m hoping for an even more spectacular display this year than last. #lilycount 1
South of the University of Illinois Arboretum I came upon this most excellent climbing tree. (A couple of those branches are dead, so be careful.) Sharing to remember it’s precise location.
In a shaker mix with ice:
4 parts cheap gin
1 part cheap triple sec
1 splash cranberry juice concentrate
Shake until cold, pour over ice, top with grapefruit juice.
Sharing my lawn chair with a handsome jumping spider.
You can’t see it, but a Green Heron just flew into that tallest tree across the pond.
My buff is at the ready, just in case I need to pull it up to serve as a faux mask for virtue-signaling purposes.
Also seen on today’s walk: Toad friend. Is he not a handsome fellow?