•February 6, 2017 • Leave a Comment

Unwelcome Visitor

•February 3, 2017 • Leave a Comment

I opened the front door the other day to startle this javelina AKA peccary I am not sure who was more surprised.

Willy in the Snow

•January 20, 2017 • Leave a Comment

There are times when you mean to get something done but something always comes up that gets in the way. We have been planning to take Willy the dog somewhere to play in the snow since we saw an Icelandic Sheepdog that looks so very much like Willy. Living in the desert we don’t often get snow and when we do it is usually just a small dusting. Well we finally took a trip to the mountains after a snow storm and guess what… Willy LOVES snow.

He was so alert smelling everything and how I wish I could have let him off the leash, we were not in a location that allowed free running dogs.

Still he had a wonderful time. He had a much easier time running in the snow than I did.

I think he could have stayed out there in the snow all day. It is as if he was built for snow.

We had such a good time. I hope we get a chance to play in the snow again and next time…. bring a longer leash. : )

Almost time…

•July 12, 2016 • Leave a Comment

It is almost time for nectar bats. Visit

2016 hummingbird feeder and bat project announcement.pdf

Cereus Surprise

•June 21, 2016 • Leave a Comment

My night blooming cereus cactus that broke off and fell over last year surprised me with a bloom the other morning. The little fence at the bottom is to protect the plant from nibbling critters.

Here is a close up of the flower.

They hang upon the most slender twigs

•June 11, 2016 • 1 Comment

A single twig breaks, but the bundle of twigs is strong. – Tecumseh

Great talents are the most lovely and often the most dangerous fruits on the tree of humanity. They hang upon the most slender twigs that are easily snapped off. – Carl Jung

Aesop’s Fable

A father had a family of sons who were perpetually quarreling among themselves. When he failed to heal their disputes by his exhortations, he determined to give them a practical illustration of the evils of disunion; and for this purpose he one day told them to bring him a bundle of sticks.

When they had done so, he placed the bundle into the hands of each of them in succession, and ordered them to break it in pieces. They tried with all their strength, and were not able to do it.

He next opened the bundle, took the sticks separately, one by one, and again put them into his sons’ hands, upon which they broke them easily.

He then addressed them in these words: “My sons, if you are of one mind, and unite to assist each other, you will be as this bundle, uninjured by all the attempts of your enemies; but if you are divided among yourselves, you will be broken as easily as these sticks.”

Union gives strength.

Hum, not a free meal after all

•June 9, 2016 • Leave a Comment

Well guess the local hawk has discovered the bird feeder

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