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.

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)


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!