Daily Quote: May 22, 2020

Every flower is a soul blossoming in nature.
~ Gerard De Nerval (French – NovelistMay 22, 1808 – January 26, 1855)


International Day for Biological Diversity


My oldest grandson used to call these wish flowers.  He would grab them and blow the parachutes everywhere.  This growing patch in my backyard feeds the Chipping Sparrows that come visiting.

I harvested the flowers I needed for dandelion wine about 2 1/2 weeks ago.  The bubbling has stopped and the 2nd phase  (anaerobic fermentation) has begun.  In about 3 months I’ll be able to rack the wine into bottles for aging.  The last time I did the second phase with balloons on the bottles and the wine turned out amazing, but there was a lot of sediment.  I’m hoping by investing in an airlock and carboy then racking the wine I will end up with a clearer finished product.