A few brave roses somehow survived frost, hail, and cold and were still attempting to put on a show on a foggy Friday. Such is gardening in Northern California. But the arrival of crocuses and narcissus signal – it’s time for the roses to go. Our gardeners are like ninjas; rarely seen – but they leave a trail of weeded and dead-headed beds behind as evidence of their stealth powers. Once a year, I am able to wrangle them together […]
Thousands of Snow Geese on their migration along the Pacific Flyway take refuge from the hunters in the rice fields adjacent to the Memorial Garden. Joined by their ducky friends and grey geese. Good company, all.
When a new group of puppies arrived in December, I was the last to know. Seems I have been hogging the puppies of late. Can you blame me? This group has had the good fortune of having Puppy Mama Judy looking after them – and while they are not quite ready to go home, they are all spoken for. Thus, I am allowed to break “puppy silence.” Mama dog, Lady Godiva, is a beautiful – and young – chocolate Lab. […]
“Life is fragile, like the dew hanging delicately on the grass, crystal drops that will be carried away on the first morning breeze.” ~ Dilgo Khyentse Rinpoche Sometimes, the most fragile-looking things have the greatest resilience. A spider’s intricate web is designed to hold its maker, its prey, and a chandelier of droplets ten times its weight. This tiny frog is everywhere in the garden in the middle of winter, finding shelter and warmth under leave piles and overturned pots. […]
Categories: Dog Rescue, Homeward Bound Golden Retriever Rescue, Nature Photography • Tags: Fragility, golden retriever rescue, Homeward Bound Golden Retriever Rescue, Resilience, Spider Web Droplets, Winter Garden