Saturday, May 19, 2018

“Hairy Iopas, says the citizen”

That strange oath from the Cyclops episode of Ulysses has always puzzled the hell out of me. But it's very striking.
Unconnected by anything but name is Picoides villosus, the Hairy Woodpecker on the suet feeder today

I've been planting sedums in my stumpery this afternoon. The Webbed Hens and Chicks in the big stump hollowed out with a hand axe and the others in beds made using split logs. More planting to come.

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