April Showers Bring

May flowers

Precariously balanced drift bark

Animal prints in soft trails








Muddy leaf veins markings





Sunlight sparkling off reinvigorated creeks

And gloriously muddy shoes (taken off outside the door).

Only 126 days left to soak up memories in Alamance County. Looking forward to discovering new favorite places in Cumberland County!


The Tale of a Cat, a Woodpecker, and a Puffer Fish


Simba is our cat who lives with my daughter. This is a two-sentence, text-message-delivered story about him, complete with illustrations (also sent by text message).


Earlier tonight, while chatting through Facebook messenger, my daughter and I swapped cute animal videos we had seen. Afterwards, I got this text from her:

“I showed Simba the bird video and then the fish video. He liked the fish video best!!!”

She sent the documentary photos.

This is Simba watching the bird video.

But, that fish video has his full attention.

In case you’re curious, this was the bird video (the link may take a second to load),

and this was the worthy of full-undivided-attention fish video:


Life and friendships are miraculous, in all their varieties of forms. We have so much fun sharing our discoveries with each other and enjoying the friendship that is uniquely Simba’s.