Aren't they curious and interesting, the little worlds we live in?
You, and we and us?
My dad always says...
"Cada cabeza es un mundo."
Which translates to, "every mind is a world of its own."
I love our own personal mind worlds, don't you?
A place so special, and vastly complex, you can't ever really fully express it to anyone.
A place all your own, that only you will ever truly grasp.
Your own world.
Then there are the little worlds we live in.
Our homes, our spaces.
Books we stack up high, plants we water, secret hiding places.
Jewelry boxes, growing seeds, what we see when we wake up.
I adore peeking into worlds.
Here's a little photo catch up of what has been going on around here.
Growing things taking center stage.
I am rolling 3 posts into one because life stuff has gotten us behind in posting.
I caught a 24 hour stomach bug, don't you love those?
I am all cured now, yay!
Then yesterday sweet Miles had the oddest episode ever.
Gave me grey fear hair for sure.
A seizure or something of that sort (scary horrible thing), so we spent all evening at the vet hospital.
My first time seeing anything like it.
My sweet boy.
He went from fully asleep, to jumping in the air, freaking out, convulsing, shaking, glazed eyes.
I had never seen anything like it, have you?
(the more I replay this in my mind, the more I think maybe a bite triggered it? Because when it first began and he jolted awake, he was reacting as though something bit him on the face, pawing at his face going mad, it's all so strange, then he started shaking/convulsing. I know when that tiny scorpion stung me in my sleep years ago, my reaction was wildly violent, and I thought my elbow had been shattered in my sleep by a burglar, as a gut reaction. It was so terribly painful and confusing)
Trust me, I have scoured my brain, how could this happen?
I have asked myself all the questions.
Is it related to what Matty has and is on medicine for (valley fever)?
Did he get into something?
What could it be???
The truth is, they (pups) are with me all day.
I protect them like a mama bear.
We don't keep toxins around.
They get fresh water and food several times a day.
They sleep with me.
I am careful with everything they come into contact with, and they are taken care of like gold.
They eat really good dog food and I make them a few dog friendly meals from time to time.
My dad says, there are some things in life that happen.
Darn those wretched things.
I am determined to help my boys in any way I can.
We are waiting for blood tests to see if anything shows up.
(toxins, organs, valley fever, etc)
I am learning a lot, and doing research like a mad woman.
You bet, I am on it, 200% concerned.
The good news?
Today Miles is acting like he did always before, and he is feeling seemingly great again.
We are back out watching butterflies lay eggs on passion fruit vines, just like last year.
Ever so many of them visiting us again.
Last year, and all its scary things, have made me a stronger woman.
How to be strong and love, even through ups and downs.
How, sad/scary things will happen, but you have to forge on and be strong.
Stopping for a couple freak out breaks.
Life is ups and downs.
It just is.
You gotta take the sweet with the sour, and take deep breaths.
It's all you can do.
So today is a fresh happy day.
Miles is back to normal.
As if nothing ever happened.
(I am watching him like a hawk)
Matty's pills keep him feeling fine, just not as rambunctious as before.
But hopefully one day, he will be fully well again.
Today we have pumpkins and a garden.
A garden that serves as a healing place.
We stroll around, wishing the rain would come back to visit us.
We need more than two storms you rain clouds!
Little trees grow, dogs chase lizards.
Pumpkin leaves get HUGE.
I needn't repeat myself.
But, I will - now I know why I keep a pumpkin patch.
Exploding vines, you see.
Blocking the path between the domed garden and the big veggie garden.
And ever ever ever so many pumpkins this year.
I think pumpkins love growing upwards, because, I am getting more pumpkins on single vines than ever.
Pumpkins everywhere, I tell you.
I try to show folks who stop by my "amazing" pumpkins - but, I guess, if you aren't a pumpkin lover, then a pumpkin is just a pumpkin, haha! And maybe, they are only amazing to me.
I think any pumpkins on earth are more than swell.
Green orbs hanging everywhere, on their way to turning orange.
Are you a pumpkin lover?
The domed garden has turned into a pumpkin vine house.
When you go inside and look up, you are shaded by vines.
To me, it's just awesome.
I want to move in ;)
Pumpkins hanging all around.
I wonder, why do I love pumpkins so?
I don't know, but goodness, I do!
Did you hear that sound?
What could it be?
Someone trying to jump over and see...
Look at that!
Mister horse is on the other side of our wall.
Hi there Mister Horse!
I'd love to drape him in flowers, and have him pull a pumpkin cart down the road.
A parade of 1.
The neighborhood would think I was certified.
But a girl can dream.
Look at all the roses on one stem.
A horse covered in zinnias, yes yes, that would do the trick.
Oh and did I say, gourds are turning up?
Matty's been snooping around the garden too.
He acts like he hears things.
I bet he hears gophers digging tunnels underfoot?
Gosh I LOVE that little fur.
I want to squeeze him up.
And I will, even though he will growl in my ear :)
I spy a cinderella pumpkin or two.
(French heirloom - Rouge vif D'Etampes)
Not to be confused with a fairy tale pumpkin.
No no, we would never do such a thing :)
Great source to read all about pumpkin varieties, here.
Oh, there is another cinderella pumpkin, slowly turning red.
Carrots and beets come out to play too.
Collecting collecting, a little everyday.
Lately every veggie in our meals comes from the garden.
I love this time of year for that reason.
Washing, putting away, using.
I look out my office window at the wild grass and weeds that I keep mowed.
They were very green, if only it would rain again.
My lawn mower needs some help, the primer ball is stuck inwards.
Anyone know anything about that?
Never thought that would be any concern of my day, haha!
Our little world.
Growing and changing every day.
This morning there was a cool breeze.
As night stays hot here now, I never thought I would ever feel a cool breeze again.
Now, if only rain would come out of those thick clouds.
And bathe those growing things...
Wouldn't that be just peachy?
Well, I am off to walk around the garden with the boys, see what we can see.
What ever have you been up to?
Got any secrets brewing in your little world?
ps: In the tiny lawn right now...
Is that happiness or what?
Maybe I need to give it a try?