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Flowers For My Birthday

As I noted yesterday.  It was my birthday a few days ago.  I’m now in the Post-Birthday Slump. Sigh.  Another year older and no closer to ruling Midgard.  The human female’s nasty acetone threat was hurtful too.  I am in desperate need of cheering up.

And since a happy Sigyn never fails to make me smile, we are doing what my beloved likes best, walking and looking for flowers.  No place fancy, just around the block between chilly showers.  It’s not too early for winter annuals.

See?  There’s the smile I needed!  Sherardia is an old friend.


And the burr clover is in bloom too.  What fun!


Of course, it’ll be more fun when it gets around to making burrs.  Watching the human female pick them out of her shoelaces and socks is one of my favorite spring traditions.

Sigyn has found one she really likes.  It’s called “cowboy satchel”—or something like that.


Tiny, delicate white flowers, heart-shaped fruit, sturdy enough to climb—What’s not to love?

From her high perch, she has a good, close-up look at the fuzzy purple henbit blossoms.


I will admit to liking this one as well.  Purple is a most fitting color for royalty, they say.


As well, the flowers look like little sock puppets, all proclaiming, “Hail, Loki!  Ruler-to-be of all Midgard!”

And, since I have magic at my disposal, I can actually make them do it.

What have you found now, my love?


“It’s a dandelion!  You can make wishes on them!”

Really?  How quaint!  And what are you going to wish for?

“That you have a wonderful year ahead!”

I tell you, mortals, this woman is too good for me.

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A Bit of Botany (Sigyn Speaks)

Hello!  I’m with the human female at the herbarium today.  I tried to get Loki to come with us because he’s been feeling cooped up lately, since it’s been too cold for walks.  But apparently he’s having a Grumpy Day and doesn’t want to play with plants and databases and fun things like that.  Poor Loki.  I’ll leave him to sulk, and by the time I get home, he’ll be all smiles again.  I hope.

Ooo!  Someone left a whole bunch of little white paper bags on the worktable.  I wonder what’s in them?


Look!  Moss!  I just love moss!  It’s so soft–like a botanical kitty!  I always want to pet it.

And this little one has cute little spore capsules!   Bryophytes are so cool!


(later)  I had so much fun helping the human female hunt down and correct errors in the database.  But the BEST THING about today is what we found growing by the car as we were leaving.


Henbit!  Little purple hand puppets. Spring is coming!!!

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