Gallery of desert wildflowers

“At these times, the things that troubled her seemed far away and unimportant: all that mattered was the hum of the bees and the chirp of birdsong, the way the sun gleamed on the edge of a blue wildflower, the distant bleat and clink of grazing goats.” ~ Alison Croggon

Last walk of 2022 ~ my favorite place

To contemplate the past yearTo find renewed hope for the year to comeIt was fitting for me to head to my favorite walking paths at the wetlandsBeauty was everywhere! Walkers, birders, photographers I was not aloneYet, I was able to find quiet moments of solitudeMind and body refreshedI’m ready to face the new year! “We…

A day so happy

“A day so happy. Fog lifted early. I worked in the garden. Hummingbirds were stopping over honeysuckle flowers. There was no thing on earth I wanted to possess. I know no one worth my envying him.” ~ Czeslaw Milosz

Hummingbird at dawn

Early morning walk The start of my weekend escape The first of many moments that calmed my spirit

Oh baby, where does it hurt?

The hardest part is not really knowing… For many weeks, we have noticed our sweet kitty’s right eye watering off and on. However, we assumed it was some kind of allergy. Then, three weeks ago, I noticed she didn’t open her eye all the way, and I determined we needed to get her into the…