Who knew the dangers of tide pools

*I started this post ready to write about the calm that comes from watching waves and feeling the crisp ocean breeze on my face. But thinking about it diverted my attention to a painful incident that happened a few years back. Letting you know the thought processes leading up to this post.* The ocean is … Continue reading Who knew the dangers of tide pools

A little flower blooms despite hostile conditions

Words from my six-year-old son gazing at our abandoned plants: "Mommy, we are terrible planters. Everything dies." My gardening skills are disastrous. I could take a perfectly thriving plant and kill it in days. But my hopeless optimism convinces me to plant seeds each spring. Occasional crops that sprout drive this desire: a mini watermelon; … Continue reading A little flower blooms despite hostile conditions