Erlene, The Bold Jumping Spider Who is Terrified of Grasshoppers

Most of you know how this story goes, thanks to my obsessive posting both here and on the social meeds; however, I feel like this teeny creature deserves a post all her own. I once said the only way I’d end up with a pet is if it somehow adopted me. I am not a […]

The Trash Panda King (and Other Tales)

The Teenager came home last night from his nightly biking rounds, opened my door, and laid an offering of river shells before me. They were big and beautiful even without a good soak and scrub. …I love that he brings shells home for me because he knows they’re one of my favorite things. The child […]