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what spring does…

“I want to do with you what spring does with the cherry trees.” ―Pablo Neruda Although she held out as long as she could, Spring has finally made her grand appearance — even up here on our little mountain. The front yard is littered with bright purple violets + golden dandelions. Our flowering bushes (which…

Losing a Pet

For the past two weeks I’ve been intensely struggling with Mika’s death. Long story short, she was my baby. I raised her from a tiny kitten. I considered her a daughter and not a pet. She was an inside/outside cat. She was a hunter. Sometimes she would go away all day, but she always came…