On a Wing and a Prayer


Small miracles surround us. Hummingbirds…


Baby Mourning Doves…


Honey bees…


and Love in a Mist (aptly named).


This collection of miracles flew in just a week ago on a wing (traveling from Taiwan – where it’s not so good to be a dog) and a prayer (of rescue and a forever home).


One – Mary – has already found her way there.


Abigail – another of the ten Reservoir Dogs rescued from a hoarding situation – has recovered from her ear surgery and also found her way home this weekend.


In a world that sometimes feels filled with bad news, these small miracles help to balance our corner of the universe.

Two seasons ago, all Maria had to do was plop a sunflower seed in the ground and it sprouted a stalk rising over our heads.


Last year was disappointing, and this year’s seeds and sprouts have either been swept away or served up to snails as appetizers (balancing out the snails’ universe, I guess). She is still putting her faith in another round of seedlings started at home; but she put her money on a few sunflowers from the nursery.


Sometimes, prayer just needs a little help.

“Grow flowers of gratitude in the soil of prayer.” ~ Terri Guillemets


Happy week, all.

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I am a nascent gardener, rescuer, and photographer, chronicling the journey of the dogs at Homeward Bound Golden Retriever Rescue and Sanctuary near Sacramento, CA - and the Memorial Garden we have devoted to them.

11 thoughts on “On a Wing and a Prayer”

  1. Happy Mothers Day! Sorry I’m so late, but it has been a busy day of sleeping in, having breakfast at lunchtime, watching our Atlanta Braves FINALLY sweep a visiting team, having pizza for dinner, and watching “Divine Secrets of the Ya-Ya Sisterhood” before two episodes of M*A*S*H. Almost all of which was intertwined with laughter as Ducky tried to catch a fly that had followed us in from the backyard. I wish I’d been able to get video!

  2. So wonderful – I hope one day to have a chance to see Gardens for Goldens, it’s a treasure worth savoring. Great way to start my week. Good week back at you!

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