Once upon a time I judged that growing flowers was a waste of water; water in the desert should be reserved for growing food. Something changed after I planted myself on my own piece of land almost 20 years ago. I started with xeric perennials and shrubs that would provide habitat for native and migratory birds, and built a little botanical garden that hosts birds and all manner of other animals, including snakes, frogs, salamanders, bees, deer, rabbits, squirrels, chipmunks, and the occasional predator. I learn something every day, each foray out into the yard or the wild woods that surround the yard brings some kind of delight, solace, inspiration, or adventure. For years I have recorded morning rounds in pictures and words. Observations, events, ideas; plans, surprises, insights. Not every day, but almost. Not always in the morning.
Growing things, watching things grow, gives meaning and form to my life. Animal companions also bring joy and structure.12 Comments
I love it Riri! What a perfect venue for your musings and those beautiful photos. I love the effervescent quality of the pictures taken through your bee window! I want one of those!
Rita, your photos and writings soothe my soul……………….love them, love you.
thanks, jenifer! that’s all i need to hear to keep inspired.
A friend gave be a wonderful biography of Jane Goodall and it’s put you much in my mind…lovely blog, Sis
I have nominated you for the One Lovely Blog Award. Details here! http://grynelle.wordpress.com/2014/10/12/one-lovely-blog-award/
wow. somehow i only just now saw this. thank you for the nomination! i hope you continue to enjoy the blog.
You have a very beautiful blog!
I visited your website and appreciate your horse photos. I tried to follow, but it would not let me, said it wasn’t a valid email, but it is. I will check back in another time!
I just found a picture of yours at my locoal thrift shop. Its called porcelain basin. It is 19/30. Was wondering of you could tell me more about it. Its really cool by the way. Thanks Rita.
I think it must have been one I took in Yellowstone or somewhere around there about 30 years ago! WoW! Where is your local thrift shop?
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