67°/19.4° on the back porch today, so I swept, tidied, and set up the outdoor table and chairs. It usually gets breezier and cools off starting about 4pm, so I'm not sure we'll really sit out there when my pal comes over in a bit, but the doors are open, the fresh air is nice, and it looks inviting.

Country toad
Take me home
To your place
In a pond
Wet and boggy
Warm and foggy
Take me home
Swamp biome

how to tell if a pear is ripe, this will change your relationship to pears 

None of you know how to ripen a pear and that’s okay! I am here to help. A perfectly ripe pear is one of life’s great joys but most folks don’t know how to identify one! So they get a bad rap.

The thing is, pears ripen from the core outward, so by the time the flesh is soft on the outside it’s too late! What you want to do is feel the flesh right around the stem, when it's soft the pear is ripe. Try it! 🍐

@metagrrrl Awesome! Yeah. Sewing is a skill that needs a lot of practice. I started on easy projects and worked on one skill at a time. I'm much better at accepting what I call 'gorch', which is mistakes that always seem to work into any project. We all have gorch. People who are better at a craft just have less noticeable gorch and know how to fix things when they go wrong.

I’m not sure how well threads work on here, but let’s try it out.

A thread:

I was sorting through a my #sewing box over the weekend found this tin.

1/8

This is one of the most spectacular sunsets I ever saw while working at ESO's Paranal Observatory in Chile.

The Atacama Desert is extremely dry, but clouds do show up sometimes. That day there were several dark clouds releasing very light rain that vaporised before reaching the ground. These wispy veils (called "virga") were lit by the golden sunset light, creating a lovely contrast with the blue sky above.

#astronomy #astrophotography

O Westin writes very short stories that fit into a single toot, usually with a sci-fi or fantasy setting. You can follow at:

➡️ @MicroSFF

Westin has a website at microsff.com

#MicroSFFStories #OWestin #MicroFiction #SmallStories #TootFic #Writing #Fiction #Authors #ShortStories #ShortFiction #Fantasy #SciFi #ScienceFiction

"Could I tempt you to do good?"
The Devil laughed. "I am eminently temptable."
"You're not averse to doing good?"
"Of course not! Why would I be?"
"Uh..."
"Look, as long as I gain something I want, I don't care how it affects anyone else."
"I thought you were evil?"
"Am I not?"

papa joe's fireworks, elephants, route 17, hardesville, south carolina, 2004

For whatever reason the front (and ONLY the front) of this sweater gets all kinds of little holes all over it, which is great because this little pinwheels are so fun to embroider over them! Two more have appeared since this pic was taken so I'll be adding more soon! :blobcat:

#visiblemending #sewing #embroidery

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