Tomato Companions

Well, they may not be very mannerly --- inviting themselves along --- but they can be cheery company. I didn't plant tomatoes this year and had no intentions of doing so --- either before or after my early June trip to Scotland. My gardening enthusiasm this season was lost with Bess, knowing she would no …

Seeing through Obscurity

  Photos of Scotland appear like subdued, opalescent paintings to me. Yet, when viewing these strikingly beautiful landscapes in person, they are just as dream-like. Visiting Scotland a few weeks ago felt just as surreal in that I was finally fulfilling a lifelong dream...but learned early on that my beloved Ceilidh's Bess passed. As I …

The Ups and Downs of Life

  Rain clouds help flowers grow. Why should life experiences be any different?   Learning through Grief I began this post before the untimely loss of my best friend --- Bess my beloved 14 1/3 year old border collie.  Acceptance soothes my broken heart when acknowledging this will happen to each and everyone of us …