Yesterday I took a walk through the nursery and by some of our pastures. We do live in the midst of all of this busyness. It works out just fine as we are a wholesale nursery and I still am able to have privacy which makes me very happy. I have only to stroll out the door and can meander fifty-ish acres. I hope you enjoy these photos. (For some reason I cannot close up with some words below the last photo...It's a good thing that you cannot hear me swear! So I will wish all of you a happy weekend. Sending love, Ellen.)
Made tea.. made tea.. sipped Scotch.. cursed.. called on God.. held close to those I loved who were near.. said prayers.. cried again..looked for answers.. asked for answers.. prayed for answers...no answers..too much.. too much..sat with dogs..
What is wrong with this country..why do we have to have damned guns?
This all relates to the small community college that is not that far from where I live..perhaps an hour and a half away. Many of the kids I had in school over the years went there..I went there at times for teacher in-service. This tragedy happened in Roseburg, Oregon. It has happened all over this country. This is just not o.k.
I certainly cannot fix it. I cannot make anything better, except the smallness of the place that surrounds me.
I can send loving thoughts to people who know me not..but perhaps that is a beginning..and, in comfort because this has been too close, I can gather images that help me to heal..because I have lost some loved ones.
Love, Ellen. (re-reading this, I see I need to be clear..no one in my family was harmed.)
I live in the beautiful Pacific Northwest. I am a wife, mother of two, grandmother to three, and companion to two Newfoundland dogs, one feral cat and ten chickens. We have a wholesale nursery and grow many Japanese Maples.
It's a good life!