After all the year-end projects are finished and the holidays are put away – my mind goes blank, and my motivation flies right out the window. It’s time to get outside and clear the head. Getting off the beaten path and out in nature returns perspective – and appreciation. I hope you don’t mind me taking you off our usual garden/rescue path for a short detour. “Sometimes we must unfocus our way to clarity.” ~ Terri Guillemets It’s so easy […]
“Sometimes,’ said Pooh, ‘the smallest things take up the most room in your heart.” ~ A.A. Milne It is 96-degrees in the evening on the first weekend of October, which officially makes it too hot to write. My brain is fried. So I bring you a collection of the smallest things from the Homeward Bound Memorial Garden (and Homeward Bound in general). Warning: make some room in your heart. ♥
Anna’s Hummingbirds are common in our area and in our garden. If you’ve been a regular reader, you know they are my tormentors making me want to throw my camera in the trash. I hear their tell-tale flutter and I grab the gear. The elusive little beasts disappear. They just toy with me. For my friends Rob and Maria – on the other hand – they sit on the fence and pose. Rob’s: They are happy to primp, showing off […]
We have a lake view! The rice fields that surround Homeward Bound Golden Retriever Rescue have been flooded with water surrounding our eight acres of rescue paradise. With the arrival of the water we have new visitors to the garden – most welcome. The birds were everywhere this weekend, squabbling over territory and even feeding on our bees. This particular creature is less welcome. I’m pretty sure he is a water snake. I’m very sure he needs to return there […]
Something is eating Maria’s Sunflowers in the Homeward Bound Memorial Garden. Seems too high for slugs to climb, and too much damage for earwigs. No caterpillars to be found. Birds? Beetles? If you are a Sunflower expert, please weigh in to save these tall beauties. Thanks!