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Oh pumpkin, that’s heartbreaking - your poor momma, brother, and father. As a mother, and a daughter of a women that endured similar pain, I send you a big hug.

oh madrone - so beautiful

yes and it goes on - and my big brother ( by 3 yrs) got it too. My mom was pregnant with me so she couldn’t, or they wouldn’t let …

Wish more people understood the scientific research showing that wood smoke was found to cause 12 to 30 times as many tumors and mutations as the same amount of cigarette …

Good for her!We couldn’t get rid of them fast enough.

My hometown was full of ‘em. Because they were so plentiful, my mom starting creating artwork with them. Bless her heart.

Further away than that, it was right down on the South Fork of the Trinity, near Hidden Valley Ranch, between Hwy 36 and Hyampom..

Oh, what a nice thought: what kind of tree would I be? I’m going with dogwood, madrone or a Golden Catalpa.

He’s a regular contributor to the New Yorker — “The Borowitz Report” anytime you feel the need for a chuckle.This is one of my favorites: “TRUMP BLASTS MEDIA FOR REPORTING …

The Colbert video it’s from had me laughing out loud…

My grandfather was assigned to the USS Missouri on Dec 7th. On Dec 6th he and a couple of buddies got picked up by SP and taken to the base. …

For crying out loud, life can hand out some rotten deals sometimes.

right - don’t take any chances

LMAO!!! That reads like something from The Onion. Funny thing is, I can visualize this actually happening. 😄

That’s too funny 😜

How ignorant we’ve become. Wolves play a key role in the balance of the ecosystem.

Oh my.

I had a dog that was part Samoyed, part Malamute, part a couple of other things (and ALL joy) and had a long fur and a very thick, wooly undercoat. …

Ford, it was simply the appropriate thing to do. It was the right time and the right place for it

Ours get full of duff but should be structurally okay for another few years (fingers crossed); but the eaves along back of our two-story house are more like three stories …

liquidambars (what a name!) are very unique - sorta like a huge maple.

It’s not an invasion of privacy. It’s not searching you. It’s simply recognizing something you’re in. It is less of an invasion than asking you for ID at a bar …

Ford my gutters are smoking! I had my roof done this past year so that whole area is set, no worries there. Thank goodness, first time in years. Now I …

I know what you mean about the pears - the Trinidad place I work at will have them soon. I may accidentally bump into the tree..oops. If I could be …

nor me - it is part of who you are!! hugs

right. and he came home with polio too. forever disabled

The alders and maples and liquidambars are starting to turn in my neighborhood but the real “tell” is the suddenly deepening blush on the pears on our backyard tree.I’m ready …

yes

some poeple is right! If I had felt it, I woulda thought it was just me falling to my knees while picking more weeds. Kinda hard to get them to …

it is almost fall -are you ready? The blueberries are putting their fall colors on