Friday, May 26, 2023

One Speckled Egg

To get to the O’Connell ranch, Jonah had to walk through the ancient forest. For breakfast, he feasted on the mushrooms and fresh eggs but left this special egg alone. It was speckled and quite rare. He wondered about the mother bird. Would she be back before it hatched? 

Thursday, May 25, 2023

His Sacred Place

As he watched the sunrise one last time, Jonah wondered about his ancestors. How long before they would be forgotten? He could almost hear the children running across the field chasing rabbits and searching for eggs. It was long ago and he was a child of the old ways. But today he would start on a journey into town and begin anew at the O’Connell ranch. Of course he didn’t know what lay in his future. All he knew was that he had to leave this sacred place. 

Wednesday, May 17, 2023

Hilda learns to Spray.

Blow hard and spray! It is that easy! Tomorrow Hilda leaves the cove to practice her tail spinning deep dives!

Monday, May 15, 2023

Graduation Day for Natalie

Natalie graduated this weekend for the University of the Puget Sound!
She has a BA in Psychology. We are so proud of her accomplishments.

Saturday, May 6, 2023

Spinach growing

My spinach is growing well this year. No doubt they will be harvested and eaten in one meal. Perhaps I'll make spinach gnocchi’s or  a nice spinach gratin. I have watched them grow for 40 days and will take 40 minutes to harvest and cook them. Finally, I will eat them in 4 minutes. 

Is it worth all the work? It depends. The calories expended in preparing the soil, planting the seed, watering and weeding is greater than the calories in these leafy heads.

What is worth the endeavor is to experience life unfolding. And to see myself connected to the whole.