I am looking for something and find my cousin and ask her if she's seen it and realize I'm looking in the wrong place. I say to her, "I'm so stupid," but as I'm walking to the right place, I think, "I know I'm not stupid. Why did I say that? For my cousin?" and I make myself say out loud in the dream that I am smart, haha.
i do a lot of stupid things and get a laugh out of them sometimes, but i don't honestly think i'm stupid
I try not to let myself think or say negative things about myself that aren't really true, I guess in fear that I'll start believing and accepting them and they'll become true, and I try to correct myself when I notice those thoughts. Apparently that behavior is so ingrained in me that I'll do it in a dream as well. 🤔
Growing Saffron (flower/identification)
This is it, the never-seen-by-many flower of the #Saffron crocus. 'Saffron' is the common name for both the final spice and the plant from which it comes, a member of the Iridacae family called Crocus sativus. #florespondence
Crocus sativus comes in just this one coloring: lavender petals with darker purple veining. The bright yellow bits are called anthers or stamen, and they are pollen-laden, but sterile. Bees love to eat this part, it works fine for them, but won't work for plant reproduction. The long red threads are stigmas, and their fluted tube structure is visible when they are freshly-picked. That is what becomes saffron when separated and dried.
i also tried making a fly trap for all the tiny flies.. i thought they would be long gone by this time of year, but they're not.. :(
the trap is a big soap refill bottle with the cap on and open, filled partially with water with some sugar (hopefully to attract them) and dish soap (hopefully to make it harder for them to get out). i want them to go away!
there was some waxy stuff on the outside of the fridge... i always flick water onto the fridge when I'm reaching for the towel, but wax? soap residue? the wax from the outside of apples? oil from cooking on the stove? don't know what it was. but it scraped off without too much trouble and now the kitchen is pretty clean!
Dish scrubber, version #2.
My first version was made from cotton yarn, and it was way too soft for washing dishes. It was however PERFECT for general cleaning, and I will make more of them for that purpose.
This version is made from linen yarn, and it was too stiff! It cleaned the dishes alright, but I have to see if using it will make it any softer...
I didn't know this one before: Flowering Stones from the botanical garden in Hamburg. Apparently they live natively in Southern Africa. #florespondence