The Bare Necessities of Life 🎶🎵

This morning I had the tune and words to a Disney song flittering through my head. It was “The Bare Necessities” from the movie “The Jungle Book”. The Jungle Book is one of my all time favorite movies (the animated version). I hadn’t thought about this before, but perhaps I love it so much because…

I see the weekend!

“Weekend planning is a prime time to apply the Deathbed Priority Test: On your deathbed, will you wish you’d spent more prime weekend hours grocery shopping or walking in the woods with your kids?”~ Hal Borland 🌼🌼🌼🌼🌼🌼🌼🌼🌼🌼🌼🌼

Tuesday’s Flower

I believe this to be the Desert Thorn-apple (Datura discolor). I will be watching for it to open over the next couple of days. According to Wikipedia, all parts of this plant contain a mix of alkaloids that are potentially lethal when enough is ingested. Deaths from careless recreational use of Datura and related plants…

Simple Nature

Rain! Yes, over the past couple of weeks we have had rain, rain, rain! So much, in fact, that July will go on record as the wettest month in the history of tracking! Washes are running and the ground is soaking it all up. Tiny things are growing and flowers are blooming in unexpected places….

My baby coots are growing up

What a joy when I discovered these baby coots several weeks ago. Who’d have thought I would see them several times and be able to document their growth? What odd little cuties! (or as my cousin called them, “cooties” 🥰) And how sweet they look at all ages. ❤ This was my most recent photo:…