She Kept A Parrot

This is the Mouse House This is The Mouse This is the sunroof on The Mouse House (Not to be confused with a Whack-A-Mole Hole) This is Charlie playing with The...

On March 17, 2013, Cheeky broke out of his shell and into the world. He is stretching a wing as all parrots do when they are delighted by something. He is...

The Parrot Abandoned her icy Perch On  Monochrome Island In her search For Warm Breezes Bold Colors Sunshine And Magical Gardens Filled with Dreams Where the shadows Keep Their Secrets And...

I never had a red Amaryllis. This Amaryllis is Red. She-Devil Red The center is dark, without structure, diffuse and opaque. Old Faithful thrashed and complained when she tried to focus. We...

There are Faeries in the Garden. I know it’s true. But don’t expect to see them Unless, of course, You’re a very small child Who knows Surprise Or An Ancient Hermit...

The Parrot Bath is not just a bath. It is an event. An occasion that requires planning, organization and orchestration. Rita takes her bath seriously. She knows as well as I...

I picked up a box of tulip bulbs during the Christmas holidays. I brought the box home and set it on a counter in the kitchen. I didn’t much like the...

When my husband (Dean) was living, he had two loves:  Boy and his longhorns.  He got his first two bulls from a friend who maintains a herd of them here and...

When Boy was little, his parents assembled a fort in his yard.  He was excited.  He was a little afraid.  The fort was very tall, and he was very small. Soon...

The Ill-Fated Cactus Garden Boy’s mom is a designer of onsite sewage treatment systems.  She is also a fantastic landscape designer.  What she is not is a potted plant person.  Her...