Wednesday, September 23, 2009

pine nuts

I have been obsessed with picking them all up as they are strewn on their papery wings by the wind from the still attached to the tree pine cones that are opening, maybe from our mega heat wave, i see them flutter and everywhere I go there they are......once crushed by car tires they leave little oily stains on the blacktop from the pure nutrition mother nature is providing, sadly so much is concrete and pavement, the seeds have no chance to plant in the earth......I collect the loose abandoned nuts and have picked up about 20 cones to strip soon.....what to do with all these free foraged pine nuts?

Monday, September 7, 2009

welcome home jaycee

we went to the parade, walked and then were surprised with our son being on the end of the video above.....he is sooo cute and we are so blessed to live in such a community that out of the horror of jaycee's abduction developed a program called "a fighting chance" as well as the closing of the basins highways to stop any potential criminal from escaping the video below from cnn, features the story of how the program saved a boy from abduction as well as countless others given the insight to trust their gut.