Love, empathy, tolerance--also puppies, flowers, and laundry

Sunday, April 30, 2023

Guideposts (8)

               That is one good thing about this world...

           there are sure to be more springs.

~Lucy Maude Montgomery

Anne of Avonlea

Spring is making up for lost time.  I turned around and the apple tree was blossoming and I'm pretty sure that they weren't open five minutes previously!  What a delight life is...enjoy your week ahead, dear friends, and may we laugh no matter what life throws at us.

Sunday, April 23, 2023

Guideposts (7)

When we contemplate the globe 

as one great dewdrop, 

flying through space with other stars 

all singing and shining together as one, 

the whole universe appears 

as an infinite storm of beauty

~John Muir

Earth Day, Everyday!

A Walker Lake, Nevada, sunset--beautiful as always

Nature is ever at work building and pulling down, creating and destroying, keeping everything whirling and flowing, allowing no rest but in rhythmical motion, chasing everything in endless song out of one beautiful form into another. Share this Quote John Muir

Thursday, April 20, 2023

Searching for a New Best Friend

One year ago, I went on craigslist and found this:


The first time I'd checked for a pup since our heartdog passed and I found not only the breed mix and color I was hoping for but, after texting with the breeder, she was going to be available on the perfect date!  

The stars and the planets were in perfect harmony...meant to be!

Sunday, April 16, 2023

Guideposts (5)


Because of the dog's joyfulness,

our own is increased.

It is no small gift.  

It is not the least reason why we 

should honor and love the dog of our own life,

and the dog down the street, 

and all the dogs not yet born. 

~Mary Oliver

In loving memory of my heart dog.  Gone a year now.  I'm happy knowing she's chasing frisbees in heaven. 

Thursday, April 06, 2023

Love Some Bunny


The finished menagerie!

Three are traveling to New Mexico.  Four are heading to California.

I will say it again, I don't know how my grandma made so many (probably 30) and retained her sanity.  They were a labor of love.  Definitely a labor.  Only love let me finish.

They are just far enough in the rear view mirror that I'm making one more for an extended family grand-little and not dreading it.  It's possible that sewing one at a time might be more fun than creating them via assembly line.  I guess I'll find out!

Sunday, April 02, 2023

Guideposts (4)


Let your dreams be bigger than your challenges.

~Susan Garrett

Tuesday, March 28, 2023

A Puppy No Longer!


Lila just had her first birthday today!  It was filled with yummy liver, lots of retrieving of sticks and balls, a long romp in a pasture filled with cowpies, and a new toy.

We couldn't have picked a better puppy.  She's perfect!  Also, sassy and demanding--right now she's letting me know that playing ball with her is a much better idea than a blog post.  

Okay, Lila, I hear and obey!