A few days past a visitor commented on MuRefuge looking "lush." MuRefuge's native plants are either in estivation, aka dormant, or headed to that state, so the description was rather a surprise. Then sitting with the exchange, not a surprise at all if one is in tune with the vibrant energetic matrix that composes MuRefuge.
Allow processed jars to completely cool before labeling and storing in a cool, dark place. The pantry in our Great Room is just perfect for storing canned goods.
Wandering out to veggie garden to freshen the ducks water in their two stainless steel bowls, I found this not only dead but battered butterfly.
Upon investigation its identification was revealed: Gulf Fritillary whose range use to be limited to the Southern United States. With gardeners planting this butterfly's caterpillar food, Passionflower, here in Northern California, as one of our neighbors has done, the range has expanded.
And now the Hessel Avenue area has its very own drone peeking into women's windows.
Two of our female neighbors have shared seeing a drone located just outside their windows. Needless to say, neither woman felt safe with this kind of invasion of their living space.
As we all adjust to the happenings of our new to the neighborhood inhabitants, may we