In the Face of Disaster

Today is a day we wake up to a tsunami wave in Hawaii and an earthquake in Japan. While all this is going on, there is flooding in Northern New Jersey. It’s just plain luck that I live where I live. When it starts to get flooded and earthquaked here, it’s time to move on.

It does seem like there’s no place to go. Unless you’re Ozzy. He will find places in the garden little-traversed. In the springtime is the time to come outdoors and make a claim to the back yard. He’ll climb over things and squeeze under things and make the most of it.

Here’s Ozzy sitting near the pond, freshly filled with overnight rain.

Here are my fish, not quite all woke up. But moving around and the contrast of the clouds and the fish is an interesting one.


I bought gladiolas today because I like the name. They’re going to be put in the back of the yard, so I can look out at them while I have my evening tea on the deck.


Asarum to the left. European ginger is coming back. I’m hoping its heart-shaped leaves multiply to make a statement in my shade area, which does not look like much right now.


When you have a garden, there is always someplace to go.



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