What’s blossoming in the garden? Everything! A brief and rare April shower brought cooler temperatures and blossoms everywhere. My wayward gardeners returned, but only one of them to work! Ina tried to hide behind the towering roses, but she was found and made to toil and tame her rowdy beds. Maria stopped by – but only for a scheduled playdate between Yule and Scrappy. Socialization time is (almost) as important for Yule as weeding. Socialization was the plan for Desta […]
Some people would ask: “Who takes a 16-year-old dog home knowing that heartbreak is just around the corner?” Anna asks: “Who would not want to share the best year of a 16-year-old dog’s life?” Here’s to Anna. For loving Royce. Farewell, sweet boy. Wait for her at the bridge.
This is Killer. Her real name is Lily, befitting her sparkly collar – but belying her murderous manners. She moved into the neighborhood about a year ago, along with a once-feral cat named Turbo. He comes by his name rightly, don’t you think? They live across the street, but they have made my garden their home. Don’t let the cute act fool you. These cats are bird lover’s nightmare. I’m still too devastated to relay the story of the baby […]
Spring flowers – unfolding one by one – produce little pings of joy, but there is nothing like the thrill of the roses’ first bloom. Rain showers, followed by brief blast of summer heat, set off a parade of color and scent over the course of a few days. Magnificent against a still bright green landscape, our old friends returned looking fresh and rejuvenated. The bare roots that were removed and gifted last spring from a Napa Valley home, survived […]
“A single gentle rain makes the grass many shades greener. So our prospects brighten on the influx of better thoughts. We should be blessed if we lived in the present always, and took advantage of every accident that befell us.” ~ Henry David Thoreau By accident, fate, or by design – life took some interesting twists and turns in the last few weeks. Some sad, some scary. But one thing I’ve learned: life just happens. When the storms come – […]