The butterfly counts not months but moments, and has time enough.
I was reminded of this quote as I sighed and wished I had more time here today. It seems especially apropos given that today I have been working on the Raising Butterflies landing page. I managed to convert it to Block editor, put in some more visually appealing images for the links, and combine two sections that should have been together from the start. I had wanted to finish that page today, but tomorrow is just as good. I have time enough.
Today I had about twenty minutes to work here, so I decided to spruce up the Daisy’s Crazy Yard landing page. It took me an hour. BUT I now know how to link to a page from both the image and the text in a Media Text block, so go me. Anyway, it looks much better. So much pretty clip art!
We saw it coming a bit earlier than some, here at Chez Daisy. Everything stopped as we prepared and then endured. By the beginning of last February we were focused on the critical things. Optional things paused, including my work on this website.
In the last few months I’ve been thinking about this space again. Now I am suddenly thinking about it with considerably more intensity as we are about to build an ADU in our backyard. An ADU is an Accessory Dwelling Unit, aka coach house or tiny house or as we call it, the Little House on the Prairie Restoration. Daisy’s Crazy Yard in the suburbs is about to get developed. A Little. (see what I did there?)
The vast majority of my garden beds will remain undisturbed. Plants will grow, butterflies will be raised, bunnies will frolic. The ducks will be grumpy, but I’m sure they’ll return next year.
I’m going to share the details of the construction here. If my neighbors are anything like me, they’re sure to enjoy having their curiosity satisfied regarding the process.
But this means we’re about to have visitors so I need to get this space in shape! I’m giving myself until June 1st to get the base site complete. Many things will get pulled, everything else will get freshened up- I’m finally caving and learning Block Editor, so things will look sharper. I’ll do daily updates in this posts section to help motivate me to make progress each day.