Tag Archives: Nature

Simple Sunday – Tale of Two Towns (ok, one is a city, but you know what I mean)

I grew up on an island in Washington state, my hometown surrounded first by farmland and next by the sea. I have moved, two times now, to Phoenix, Arizona a city surrounded first by sunshine and next by the desert. … Continue reading

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Simple Sunday – And a Succulent to Boot

I planted this succulent in a Saguaro boot over a year ago and have watered it sparingly. I have no idea if the recent sprouting of the tendril is a good thing or not, but it is quite pretty. The … Continue reading

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Simple Sunday – Empty Shells

Under a bush, an imprint in the rocks lined with little bits and bobbles discarded by nature, new life emerges. Feather fluff of quail and empty shells remains.

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Simple Sunday – From the Soil to the Sky

Beneath us a persistence, a resilience, an unwavering need to grow, move forward, live. And from that pulse, sprout over root, leaf over sprout, climbing up and out, there is strength and beauty.

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Natural Social Distancing

A couple weeks ago we got out of town and went in search of nature. The pups were excited to be invited along, squeezing out of the house as we loaded up the car, happy to wait in the back … Continue reading

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Simple Sunday – Views from within our Quarantine Circle

Front yard, backyard. Pictures from within our safe space. Why is it that “front yard” is two words, but “backyard” is one? I find it rather bothersome.

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Simple Sunday – 80 Degrees and Boy Tooth Fairies

Eighty degrees on a Sunday morning.  Husband is gone on his yearly trip to the Reno air races.  The boys and I head off to the Desert Botanical Gardens, (admittedly, there was some grumbling for they wanted the Science Center … Continue reading

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Someday People

Some people display pretty rocks and shells in a cute dish in their bathroom. We are not some people.  We are someday people. These rocks and shells were lovingly collected and put in a Ziploc bag by the boys the … Continue reading

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Yardwork in a Vase

Yesterday I tackled the front yard.  We have a patch of desert landscaping tucked under two large mesquite trees just to the right of our driveway.  I have not done much in the way of trimming this section since we … Continue reading

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