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?