The Desert Botanical Garden was my favorite outing this week in Phoenix. It was the only day my friends that we are staying with had off work. At the Botanical Garden, I learned about the ecosystem and plant life here. The long, meandering paths lead in circles around the living outdoor exhibits, so it was easy to traverse. … More A Visit to the Desert Botanical Garden in Arizona
Petunia is still rather plump, even after having babies last autumn. She is very fluffy and so cute I wish she would come in the house to live, but of course squirrels don’t typically enjoy living in the house. She sits next to me on the porch as I eat my lunch on warm days. … More On the Verge of Spring at Pumpkin Hollow Farm (an enchanted life)
Amongst the branches of the miniature dome, they sing. I watch them flitting in and out of their hogan happily, busily. Some groups fly en masse to the bowl of bird seed in the front yard, another group will chat and catch up on the fence line, and yet another seem to be busy within the … More The Sparrow Lofts
An early summer rain fell in nourishing streams all night. Sweet smelling morning, the sunshine struggles to come on bright. Listless sleeping clouds shift and moan in their heavy weight. They’ll be moving out at their slow encompassing rate. Birds are already singing their tunes of glory be, as they flit around and praise summer from tree … More After the Rain
I love that seeds want to grow. That Mother Nature is so efficient and that life wants to be. That one could plant corn seeds in a five gallon bucket and it will grow. I love the option to farm in pots. I feel so blessed and so happy when I am digging in the … More The Balcony Garden
I heard a faintly familiar sound as I approached the front door to let the lambs out. A swooshing and cleansing sound. The sound of rain. Of Spring rain. The shivering breath I had held all winter was released in a single, thankful exhale. We made it to spring. We made it through our first … More Is That You Spring?
The weather reports are generally so off here that the weather announcer actually brags when they get it right! I’m not kidding. The snow from yesterday still wasn’t in the forecast as it was gently making its way down from the clear blue sky. I used to think that the saying, “If you don’t like … More How to Predict the Weather