Pretty Yellow Crocus/NaPoWriMo Day 8

I see you little flowers, peeking out of dead leaves! I’m so glad to see you, I laugh and smile with glee. You are so very brave, as you stretch your tiny heads, weeks before the other flowers awake from the dead. You, my little lovelies, are the harbinger of spring, of hope– for warmer,Continue reading “Pretty Yellow Crocus/NaPoWriMo Day 8”

Plain Living/NaPoWriMo Day 5

I yearn for plain living, simple days with a slower pace and a quietness not found typically in our loud and modern world. Today our power was out while our system was upgraded. I got my wish for plain living, but only for a day. At first, I found myself feeling lost¬†without the comforting humContinue reading “Plain Living/NaPoWriMo Day 5”

Dawn at the House

Dawn at the Lane House, in the early morning light, the flowers glow like sunshine, and are such a pretty sight. In the background are the mountains, where leaves will start to turn, the season is changing, as the sunshine slowly burns. These flowers were just a wilderness, two or three weeks ago, and nowContinue reading “Dawn at the House”

Cutting Back Our Front Yard Rainforest

I live in Colorado Springs, Colorado where the average precipitation per year is roughly 11 inches. This year, I’m not certain how many inches we’ve received, but I know we’re well over double that amount if not nearing triple that amount. El nino is definitely affecting our weather pattern to say the least. As aContinue reading “Cutting Back Our Front Yard Rainforest”

My Yard Is A Rainforest

My yard has become a rainforest this year. When you get more than twice as much rain as the average each year, in a usual arid environment, one day you open your front door and realize that somehow your front yard has wandered to the Bahamas or perhaps to Brazil. There are sunflower plants andContinue reading “My Yard Is A Rainforest”