because it is a US holiday, i didn't have a work day. So i instead stole a 2nd SUNday. I replanted cucumbers that had disappeared in two places, same for two tomato plants and put in the last of the peppers.
To accomplish this, i said NO twice and didn't answer the phone once. It felt good.
I went about looking for likely places to plant SunFlowers. One of which was at the back of the Raft and as i cleared out a little of the Kochia weed there, Lo and Behold....
a VERY LARGE Garden Toad jumped up onto the Raft. That's a quart canning jar. He/She is bigger in circumference than that jar. a BIG Toad.
Tay did not know what to think and i yelled, NO! Toad! Family! and at first she thought she wasn't supposed to look but then realized looking was ok and even nudging which she did and the Toad didn't blink an eye, but she understood...Family....and when he/she hopped off, she went her way. This toad might be SandRock, the first toad here that i "imported" from where i worked in the Valley then to comfort myself in this then barren place. I planted and built a "world" for SandRock, in hopes it would keep him/her from hopping off to the North neighbor Sally's place that had grass and trees. I brought a few others and it worked. Depending on how and what is growing, i see them. They are discreet, Toads. Keep to themselves. But it felt so GOOD to know this one, this Old One is here. And there was a hole that i forgot to photograph...am sure it's a snake. To the right of the Raft. Yes. Yesss!...for the mice in the Albatros. So GOOD.
Looking for something that isn't there anymore, i came across these two in the drawer and washed them. From Way Back in the early days of the Jude Workshops. Woven cloth. and looked and understood how weave and patchwork provide a more uhhhh, a more....hmm. A more WHAT?
A more readily receiving Ground for a cloth. When there is just cloth, it becomes more complex to create a "finished" feeling Cloth. The weave or the patchwork are Things in themselves that just cloth is not...
something else in the drawer
Another piece i found that i had totally forgotten. What Was I Thinking here???? I have no idea.