Otis found a new place to take a nap.


Otis & me



Through the years we have had many creatures come to our property – goats, pigs, chickens, dogs, cats, to name a few. Our most recent visitors were much smaller than usual; we have had the pleasure of briefly getting to know a caterpillar, a snail, and a very brave moth.

I discovered this little guy in my washing machine – he survived an entire wash cycle

Beautiful Flowers

More “jungle” flowers my son Zack and I noticed in our yard, by the road, on our way home from the bus stop.



Pretty Flowers

These are growing in the part of our yard (“the jungle”) my husband has not yet cleared. They’re too pretty to be called weeds.



OM, Jai Ganesha

My family was invited to attend the celebration Annamacharya Jayanthi at the Hindu Temple of Oklahoma City, Saturday, May 5. 



Still, at last

Several weeks ago I heard a scratching at the back door of my home – it was Wiggle-Puppy, who chose my family to be her family. There’s no telling where she came from or what she’d been through before she found us; while she is wiggly now simply from what appears to be boundless joy, she started out as wiggly from skittishness. She may always be Wiggle-Puppy…unless we can think of a ‘real’ name for her.

Wiggle-Puppy finally stayed still long enough for me to take her picture!









The skies are clearing after a rainy night, but…

sometimes you’re the leaf, sometimes you’re the windshield