My favorite time of year, when I can bring some of the beauty of the outdoors, inside.
Okay, who doesn’t like sea otters. They don’t look it but they are quite fierce animals.
Wild California Sea Otters,
of floating koala bears.
Like koalas they have a laid back approach to life,
and don’t sweat the small stuff!
This pup is clearly embracing the parental philosophy.
Cheers to you from Moro Bay California’s wild sea otters~
These photos are amazing. Thanks for sharing, Mitch!
The natural world is far more mysterious, frightening and beautiful than any big-budget effects movie will ever be. These un-altered images offer just a small smattering of proof.
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“Look deep into nature, and then you will understand everything better.” ~Albert Einstein
“In nature, nothing is perfect and everything is perfect. Trees can be contorted, bent in weird ways, and they’re still beautiful.” ~Alice Walker
“On earth there is no heaven, but there are pieces of it.” ~Jules Renard
“Deep in their roots, all flowers keep the light.” ~Theodore Roethke
“It is not light that we need, but fire; it is not the gentle shower, but thunder. We need the storm, the whirlwind, and the earthquake.” ~Frederick Douglass
“The butterfly counts not months but moments, and has time enough.” ~Rabindranath Tagore
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This is a perfect Escape, Cindy. Thanks!
to a garden of dreams,
where worries vanish,
in a tulip trance,
while daffodils dance.
There are over seven million tulips,
in the Keukenhof gardens in The Netherlands.
A perfect place to dream your day away.
I am home for the winter at The Holler, but send you springtime cheers from Keukenhof~
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I know it’s spring when the calves show up on my way to town. Their coats a so clean and shiny. I have never seen one being born, but hopefully one of these springs. They don’t like strangers, so when I got close to the fence, this one hid behind his mother. Then he decided he (or she) was hungry.
The group shot was from a different day. They’ve gotten a bit bigger.
I was recently on a relief trip to El Salvador, so I thought I’d share a few pictures. We were there to represent about 100 people who sponsor children to help them stay in school.
We were also there representing our church that does fundraising to help with projects in some of the rural communities. This year we helped pay for a greenhouse and reservoir for the greenhouse, along with some help with the construction.
Picture one is the reservoir before, than two is after the liner is added. The poles in the background are what will hold up the fabric cover for the large greenhouse. The third image is us helping sew the cover of the greenhouse together.
Our last day was at a lovely open-air airbnb house on the coast.