The Raven

“And the Raven, never flitting, Still is sitting, still is sitting On the pallid bust of Pallas Just above my chamber door; And his eyes have all the seeming Of a demon’s that is dreaming, And the lamplight o’er him streaming Throws his shadow on the floor, And my soul from out that shadow, That…

Be a lion

A lion sleeps in the heart of every brave man – Turkish Proverb

Photo of the Week 8/13/2018

“Happiness is a butterfly, which when pursued, is always just beyond your grasp, but which, if you will sit down quietly, may alight upon you. ” ~ Nathaniel Hawthorne

Life I never had as a bird

Ocean below in vibrant blue, Waves crashing along the shoreline. Rocks to rest, fish to eat, The sun above with a bright shine. The wind blows to aid my flight, Up higher and higher I go. Above the clouds with delight, Diving and rising, to and fro. How amazing that would be, Adventure without a…


“And thus flowed the current of life. The seeds of the silverbell were converted into squirrel; and squirrels were converted into foxes. Everything edible, from mice and chipmunks to roots and berries and apples was converted into bear. And bear and his tracks are converted into wonder and adventure for man.” ~ Harvey Broome

Bighorn Sheep

The bighorn sheep originally crossed to North America over the Bering land bridge from Siberia and is named for its large horns that can weigh up to 14 kg (30 lb), while the sheep themselves weigh up to 140 kg (300 lb). The population in North America peaked in the millions, and the bighorn sheep entered into the mythology of Native Americans. By…

Puppy love

“There is no psychiatrist in the world like a puppy licking your face.” ~ Bernard Williams   Our new family addition, Barnaby!  


I remember hearing the news that the beautiful lion, Cosmo, at the Albuquerque Bio Park Zoo had passed away (in 2015). He and I had quite a few hellos – which was more like me waving at a full grown lion and him looking at me thinking humans are weird – when my family and…

Bailey n Addy

Bailey’s sister Addy (our eldest daughter’s puppy) came over for a playdate. They are great pyrenees/huskey mix, born Feb 3, 2017. I managed to grab a few good ones and a few silly ones. Enjoy!!