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March 2017



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spies mfu glower flowers

and turns me to gold in the sunlight

Today was one of those days that just got away. In some ways it was very productive--batwrangler and I hauled a cord of wood, we visited Logee's Greenhouse, I got through a chapter and a half of Grail, we had some excruciatingly bad Thai food for late lunch/early dinner, and I came to a resolution.handspun cashmere

The resolution is, the deathmarch to finish Grail begins tomorrow. Enough faffing about: I need this book written. There's only 150 pages left, and I can do 150 pages, by god. I'm Elizabeth fucking Bear, I can write 150 pages in 19 days. I need this draft out of my life.


So there's that.

There are also a bunch of pretty photos of plants, and hey, asciikitty, there's also a pretty ball of cashmere too small to make anything out of! It is pretty, though, and very soft. My mother was making noises about very small fingerless mitts.

I've started on the alpaca, which is Ace-colored and amuses me.

Here are some pictures of plants. (There's also a set with all the Logee's photos, if you follow back.) I bought a winter jasmine and a caracara orange. Still trying to figure out how to keep plants alive in this cold, dark house with Destructo The Kitten at large...

Logees 2010 02 11 059  Logees 2010 02 11 053  Logees 2010 02 11 052  Logees 2010 02 11 044  Logees 2010 02 11 024

(That last thing is a lemon, by the way. Yes, it is that big. This is one heck of a greenhouse, and every time I visit it, it confirms my desire to have a conservatory to write in.)


The only flowers I have been able to keep alive in my dark house with the plant-eating cats have been African violets--apparently they dislike the furry leaves. Not sure if your place is too cold, though.

I also thought about bromeliads, but they are less like plants and more like statuary that you have to run water over for five minutes every week or so.

Edited at 2010-02-12 03:50 am (UTC)
Lovely escargot begonia.
But more importantly, you are listening to Florence and the Machine! So much love for her and her songs, <3

Look out, book. I'm comin' for you!
That is one huge lemon. You could make on huge lemon margherita with it.
All best wishes with the deathmarch. (I could use some Bear pills, I am the most easily distractable writer on the planet.)
I like finishing things. I need to finish this thing now.

*gets grim*
I have serious envy for your nearness to Logee's. Those are some lovely plants.

some mighty fine lookin' string there ma'am

You seem to really be getting the hang of the spindling (thank you for making Hafs a spinner *sniffle snuffle*); lovely cashmere and I second your mom's idea!
Btw you have inspired me yet again. While I am most assuredly NOT Elizabeth fucking Bear, if you can do 150 pages by Mar. 1 then I can finish the diss draft by then, which is considerably less than 150 pages. Woo HOO! I can has deathmarch!!!

Re: some mighty fine lookin' string there ma'am


Deathmarch with me!

Re: some mighty fine lookin&#39; string there ma&#39;am

Excellent! *strapping on pack, grasping staff* I'm aiming to clear up chapter 2 and tighten transitions today...tomorrow, perhaps actual writing will occur! See you on the other side....
*begins humming*
Holy enormous lemon, Batman!
You went to Logees? I live about 20 minutes south of there. I love that place, and have lots of lovely plants from them. And, Thai Basil is right next door and most tastey!
I did, and I love it--though, ouch. Gotta beg to differ on Thai Basil, which was the worst Thai food I have ever eaten.
Oh, I did hibachi and it was yummy and silly.
The thai side is ALL SALT and the meat and fish were old enough to taste funky.