Random Mischief

Pretty…Pretty…Also Pretty (But Sigyn is Prettiest)

This is the time of year when the yard yields many wonders.  It is also not too warm yet, so come, Sigyn, let us explore!  (Read:  Let us sneak out of the house before the human female asks us to do chores.  Her being home all day is getting to be quite annoying.)

Well, will you look at that!

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The sweet william that the human female planted last year has made a reappearance.  What a ghastly color!

Ah, this one is not quite so garish.  Lyre leaf sage can have flowers in any shade from white to true purple. There’s a lot of it about.  This is the nicest one.

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They do say that purple is the color for Midgardian royalty.  Pffft!  What’s wrong with green and gold and black, I ask you?

Ah.  The grape hyacinth is back, too.

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It may say it’s grape, Sigyn, but do not trust it!  I licked it one year, and it definitely does not taste grape.  Bleargh.

You might have better luck tasting these wild onions.

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The human female planted a few bulbs one year and now there are dozens.  It’s how you know it’s spring.

And here’s the other way you know…

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The pinkening of the lawn has begun…

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In Which Sigyn and I Escape

Sigyn and I have realized that WE don’t need to be cooped up with the human female, so we are having a stroll around the yard to see if Spring has wrought any changes.

The toothache tree has shiny new leaves and some tiny flower buds.

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It’s very prickly, though, so one must dangle carefully.

The oxalis by the compost heap has been blooming for a while.

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Speaking of compost heap, it looks like the All Hallows pumpkin started caving in and has been relegated to a place of ignominy.

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You can look, Sigyn, but don’t touch.  It is six kinds of scary in there.

What Sigyn likes to call the “cupcake bush” is showing a few blossoms.

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If you stand there, though, my sweet, the hummingbirds may not come.

The mint is back with a vengeance.  As a botanist, the human female should have known better than to plant it.  It has quite taken over the side yard.

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Now the whole neighborhood smells like chewing gum every time she mows.

The tropical milkweed has started flowering in earnest.  It’s Sigyn’s favorite because of its coloring.

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It is drawing some monarch butterflies and—Great Frigga’s hairpins, Sigyn!  DON’T MOVE!!  There is something long-legged and beaky on the wall behind you and I don’t know what it is!

Phew!  That was close.  I rescued Sigyn and sent her back inside to make sure the human female is actually working.

I am checking out the irises.  They usually bloom the first week in April.

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Look, you stupid things, I know it’s been too warm recently, but try to stick with the program, all right?

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A Boxful of Color, Part I: Because Apparently a Million Colors Are Not Enough

The human male and his friend, wanting a little bit of fun in case this area gets “locked down,” made a quick dash to the Big City to the South last weekend.

Three guesses where they went, and the first two don’t count.

The Purveyor of Pens.  You are correct.  The male came back with this intriguing box.  Come, Sigyn, let us check it out.  It is certainly a colorful package.

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Hmm.  A make-your-own-ink kit.  This could be amusing.

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“3 Oysters”?!  Let us hope that that is some ridiculous brand name and not the contents of the box!

Inside the cardboard sleeve is a shiny silver tin.  Sigyn if you take that side and I take this one…

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…I think we can manage to get it open.

This looks promising indeed!  Although why would you want to go messing about and adulterate what is already the perfect shade?

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Sigyn is so excited that there is red that she hasn’t noticed the other colors yet.

The kit includes a twisty-nibbed glass pen for doing Fancy Writing.

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Careful, my sweet–don’t drop that.  When you are done admiring the craftsmanship, slide the point back in its little rubber sleeve.

There are also a tiny bottle of thinner/toner and two little mixing beakers.

Oh, for the love of Frigga’s petticoats!

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I can’t look. Sigyn’s managed to trap herself, hasn’t she?

Some days I really wonder about her…

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Just A Little Something For Your Convenience

I don’t want anyone to think I’m not sympathetic to the current health crisis facing Midgard.  (You mortals have such feeble immune systems!)  I need all my minions strong and healthy, so I’ve created a little something that may help you in these trying times.

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Just click to open and print out the nice pdf and post it prominently.

That is all.

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Uh, Oh. Sigyn’s on a Mission!

It is getting to bet the time of year again when all the markets seem to overflow with Eater Bunny-themed merchandise, and the Red Bullseye Market is no exception.

Some of it is quite bizarre.

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Why???

This one has the same texture, but a very different shape.  A most corpulent coney indeed!

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Careful, Sigyn!  This one doesn’t look well.

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Best not pet it.  I don’t know if human-Aesir hybrids can get myxomatosis, but I’d rather not find out the hard way.

There seem to be rather a lot of pink lagomorphs about, which is odd, because I do not think any of them come in this shade in nature.

Sigyn says this fellow can do tricks.

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Really? What does he do?  Great Frigga’s Hairpins!  Rabbits should not be able to do this. Come away from the spastic bunny, my love, and stop trying to pet things.  I swear, you are going to get get space rabbit rabies or something before we even make it out of this part of the market.

This pink bunny has nothing to hide.  He is, in fact quite transparent.

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We’re not doing very well on the no-petting thing, though.

Sigyn says she thinks she has found where all the pink bunnies are coming from and would I like to go to a dance?

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Clever deduction, and NO.

Sigyn has suddenly been seized by the desire to see just how many pink rabbits there are in this market.  Would it be possible, she wonders, to decorate a whole room in pink bunnies?

Leaving the season displays for the home good section of the market, I’m seeing things which make me believe the answer to that question is “yes.”

A fairly innocuous figurine.

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There are sheets for snuggling down in…

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…a pillow that seems to be some sort of rabbit-yeti cross…

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…and this chair…thing.

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Which I am very glad to say is way up high on a top shelf because Sigyn would try to sit in it and get absolutely lost.  And I don’t care for its expression.

I don’t trust it.

I think I have had enough pink bunnies for one day…

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Some Fancy Fake Foliage

We are still poking around in the Red Bullseye Market.  Sigyn is such an ardent plant lover that she is gravitating towards various bits of home decor herbage that are scattered in different parts of the store.

This one looks almost real, but not like any plant the human female knows.

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If a Peperomia and a Philodendron had a love child, perhaps…

A member of the Pseudopalmae in a trendy clay hanging pot:

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Now, I’m no horticulturist, but that yellowing foliage makes me think that poor thing needs some plastic nitrogen, STAT.

Succulents are very “in” right now.

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Sigyn, I know you’d like to bring this one home because it’s all rubbery and fun to squeeze, but there are windows full of real plants there and a whole county full of wildflowers just starting to really come into flower outdoors.

I think you can leave the Haworthia targetensis here…

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In Which Loki and Sigyn Have Fun in the Red Bullseye Market (Wordless Wednesday)

snailride

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doubledragon

peppa pig house

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wallshark

speedboat

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