siege (fursona) drawing ref:
– heron head and neck
– cat ears
– cat body
– three golden spikes on forearms
– 2 sets of golden spikes in V shape on fluffy cat tail
– that's it!
anyway I'll try again after helping my mom pick up her new cat from the shelter
don't... don't hold your breath lol
god, there's a REASON I usually write these up on desktop in a word doc rather than pecking away on a phone keyboard
hell yeah time once again to attempt something completely new!
spoiler alert: it turned out REALLY GOOD
probably because "elderberry syrup" is literally half sugar, haha - but honestly the floral notes? excellent, good job /Sambucus canadensis/
anyway, really the only folly part here is that I havested the berries Today, when it felt like even a sneeze could dislodge what was left on the shrub - definitely gotta grab them earlier in the season next year
though I guess a secondary folly was "accidentally planting it among the cranberries where it's now draping over to my neighbor's yard" but if I HADN'T done that, I wouldn't have had any berries at ALL - the "correct" location ones are two years older and struggling to grow (and have never even flowered), whereas this bad boy got planted as a seedling THIS YEAR and just went fucking wild
I'd like to take this as a testament (and reaffifmation) to planting native perennials though - sure I didn't get AS MANY berries as I could have, but I still got SOME, and on my own time
the shrubs and trees can do their own thing, and if the other animals in the neighborhood get to it before I do, that's not a "loss" - unlike planting annuals that, even the hardiest of which, need babying to make sure their needs are met and who are much less forgiving when it comes to being available at a Specific Time to harvest (the timing of which I, for various reasons, cannot always meet)
also I just generally like fruit more lol
On the failure of environmental projects that don't involve the communities they purport to serve: "[E]nvironmental justice is not just about the distribution of bad stuff, like pollution, or good stuff, like forestry projects across disadvantaged communities. It’s also about the distribution of power among communities that have historically only been the subjects and experiments of power structures."
anyway I'm setting up a 3-hour mood playlist while queueing up posts to my reblog-blog like it's fucking 2014
unsure if no longer using twitter is Doing Anything for me but I'd like to imagine it is? I haven't shifted Posting elsewhere (I don't use this instance like birdsite; character limit lends me more to Blog which I hadn't done in a few years prior to this, honestly) but also... I haven't exactly been raking that time "back" so far, either - just kinda dither around elsewhere online w/o necessarily contributing
still alcohol sorry
chilling in my friends' guest bedroom waiting to sober up and trying to figure out how to spend the time while my liver metabolizes the rest of this into sugar and I get Awake (deep theo lore is that depressants don't actually put me to sleep)(still definitely not in a state to operate a vehicle regardless)
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