Baby birds on porch, it must be summer

A pair of small birds built a nest in my porch rafters and are now taking turns feeding a chirping batch of babies; this happens each summer but is always fun to see. The male has pretty red markings on his head, throat, and base of tail feathers. The female is plainer without red. They take turns feeding the chicks and sitting on them to keep them warm, and the chicks will be too big to all fit in the nest before long. They’re just starting to try to flutter their wings a bit. On a day like today when bad news is in the air (some personal bad news for me today as well, not related to the business), small miracles of nature offer some bright spots.

I’ve been working hard on an influx of orders since last Saturday, but am just caught up now and hope to get back to blending tomorrow. I could really use a creative day to recharge my batteries. I received three interesting ingredient samples that I’m anxious to test; they all could be very useful in florals. I’ve also been revisiting some vintage perfume samples to remind myself how wonderful the old parfums can be, and I can post about some of those when time. How can it be Friday again tomorrow, lol?

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  1. Hi Laurie,
    I am sorry for the bad news, but as it goes – along with the bad goes the good. So I hope you find lots of good things to keep the bad in perspective. Looks like you’re already on your way. Happy blending and sniffing!

  2. Yes, that it the way of life I suppose, the good and the bad. This item of bad news will have long-lasting effects for me, unfortunately. But this morning I got some very good news about availability of a couple new ingredients I’ve been sourcing so that is wonderful and I’m really excited. Thanks for good wishes!

  3. it sucks to have bad news–i always find it hard to deal with it. keep your chin up and remember all of us out here are wishing you well………..

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