Spring is so close here, I can feel it, see it, taste it. The legendary Kansas winds have started, which means if it’s not anchored down when they blow, they’ll be in the next county. The birds are slowly descending, and I’ve got a smorgasbord out. Tracking the hummers, and they are pulling into Oklahoma now, so! They’ll be here soon. We’ve got 70s coming up all next wee, and that makes me think they’ll be moving in sooner, so gonna have the nectar made and out mid to end next week.
In the process of putting as many deck planter boxes out as I can budget. I have a wrap-around deck on more than half of my house, and it needs planter boxes. Getting something not too cheap…. well, it may take a couple of years to get it all done, but I’m determined! Flowers in the spring, summer and fall around most of my house for the birdies to get nectar from.
Also started the seedlings – watermelon, broccoli, sunflowers, cantaloupe, beets and lavender. I haven’t done this in years, but everything is sprouting, they are under lights, and I need to transfer some to larger peat pots, they’ve outgrown the plant baby crib!
Deep breath. I love spring and summer!
And then I’ve got some perfumes I’m testing that are weird and sorta fit. A couple of the Strangers new ones – Yuzu Soda and A Sorta Fairytale in Hyde Park, as well as Jazmin Yucatan from D.S. & Durga. These two are just odd brands, but I like them. Not always sure if I want to wear them, but these three are all very wearable. The Jazmin Yucatan is a fecally, jungle jasmine that I’m a little obsessed with. Sorry, short reviews, my work life is still crazed, so thinking about one perfume for longer than 5 minutes is tough. The Yuzu Soda from Strangers is just a fizzy pop of weird happiness. Not traditional, but unexpected that makes you laugh.
Strangers A Sorta Fairytale in Hyde Park is just gorgeous – inspired by Hyde Park in the spring, I have no idea how close it is, but it all the rich smells of spring – not in a Jo Malone or Goutal kind of spring, but a grittier, richer, realer one.
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