Monday, January 31, 2011

Jim Otterstrom - November 14, 1945 - January 22, 2011

It is with great sadness that I note the passing of Jim Otterstrom, whose blog Earth Home Garden was such an inspiration to me to start my own blog--and to start looking at the world and life in a new way.

http://earthhomegarden.blogspot.com/2011_01_01_archive.html

Thank you for all the wonderful stories, essays, and photographs that you shared with us. I will sorely miss your prescence, but I know you will always roam your beloved mountains in spirit, free and unencumbered from earthly care and pain. 

(photo copyright 2010 Jim Otterstrom)

BLOOMS - IN WINTER!

The Bradford Pear trees outside my living room window are blooming. What an awesome winter surprise! And the added bonus are all the birds that are attracted to these trees: warblers, kinglets, and hummingbirds.
There are also a few small pear trees in the courtyard. It's so zen-lovely!