December 30, 2009
I've had a lot of friends say "how can you not keep every rescue dog you encounter". Yes, I fall in love with most of them, that's true, but I know that there are thousands more dogs out there and the best I can do is let go of the current rescue to another loving family and open my arms to the next.
This video - I promise will bring tears but it explains so well why we in rescue do what we do. Please consider a donation to a local rescue group or better yet your time.
December 24, 2009
December 16, 2009
December 10, 2009
December 9, 2009
Known locally in the UP as Princess Pine, this ground moss' official name is Lycopodium Obscurum or Wolf's Paw. It's a rhizome growing plant so it's a very good idea to cut off each piece and not pull or tear it out of the ground.
It's a great ground cover and a good signal of a healthy forest. Teiko and I spent a nice afternoon in the Ottawa National Forest picking this cute plant for making a couple of Christmas wreathes.
I love the feathery texture of the branches and a different look from the regular pine bough wreaths sold everywhere. This wreath is hanging at the office.
December 8, 2009
The first real storm of the winter is upon us. Current predictions are saying 15 inches by tomorrow. Let's go out and play. Todd and I shoveled about six inches of heavy snow tonight. Hopefully we'll only have another six inches in the morning. This is Teiko's favorite time of year. He loves to roll around in the snow, chase it and jump on the shovel.