Just a  note so blip visitors will understand the journal and the joy with the seemingly small accomplishments in the photo diary. After working for 50 years, I retired.  I looked forward to traveling with my lifelong companion/best friend and as we reach 70 years of age, a legally married Read more...

Just a  note so blip visitors will understand the journal and the joy with the seemingly small accomplishments in the photo diary. After working for 50 years, I retired.  I looked forward to traveling with my lifelong companion/best friend and as we reach 70 years of age, a legally married couple. Our travels were put on hold as I was diagnosed with breast cancer, had surgery, IV chemo and radiation. Multiple problems with falls, broken bones, torn ligaments...  Through this all, I remained grateful for being alive and having many loving friends and family.

One year ago this March, I committed to trying to be a better steward towards the planet and her animals.  We've always rescued animals (12 over the past 36 years).  The picture is of Morgan, a rescued puppy and lovebug we had for 13 years.  
Changing to a plant based diet and sparing animals also fit with the desire to leave this earth a better person.  The organic gardening experiment goes slowly but it is a blast being in the sunshine and giving it a go. 
Hopefully there will be travel photos this year too.