Charlie came to us from the streets of China at age one. Just a puppy, really. He was adopted and returned months later for being an overly exuberant adolescent. With time and training, he would have grown into a well-behaved and loved family member instead of finding himself homeless again. (He is homeless no more.) A garden that is not tended can easily fall back into disrepair. All hard work and effort will be lost – swallowed up in nature’s […]
There are near daily tests for the rescuer woman: her will to heal against theirs to surrender. Most battles are won, but not all; the rescuer does not always get to be the savior. The beloved dog who so kindly shared his home, heart, and rescuer mom has gone. Sometimes, it feels like the universe conspires against us – When it is simply saying, “I’m calling you home.” It is not compelled to explain its timing or purpose – Any […]
Our garden is a haven for hummingbirds. An all-day diner offering a smorgasbord of favorite foods… Agastache Cuphea Sunflowers Obedient Plant and more. There is no need to squabble – mosquitos, gnats, flies, and aphids abound when a protein craving strikes. Trees provide cover and shade and safe nesting sites. Convenient way stations provide an opportunity to eat while sitting! Now that’s energy saving. It doesn’t take all that much to help creatures thrive. A place to heal, to grow, […]
The sun is red. The skies are grey with ash and smoke. An eerie orange tint colors the fields. Everyone is hunkered down… watching – waiting, and holding their breath. Praying for those affected by the fires – and the brave, weary firefighters who stand between the blazing monsters and so many more. Climate change coming? It’s here.
Our most recent houseguest was a repeat caller named Cooper. He is one of Daisy’s litter. He stayed with us about a month ago while his people were away – right after his sister, Colleen’s stay until her people were ready to bring her home. This is a photo of the two of them before they found their furever homes. My husband mocks me for taking the puppy pen down…he thinks it might as well just stay up permanently. He’s […]