I’m watching a hummingbird drink from the Pineapple Sage.  Since we worked on our yard this summer, the plants have happily settled in, with a few casualties.  The Pineapple Sage has been a real treat for my favorite sort of bird.  Each morning it’s light enough for me to see out the bird or birds are there.

It restores my faith in the world to provide even the tiniest amount of sustenance.

I’ve talked about my lack of mothering as a child.  It’s a deep achey spot that I don’t visit very often.  Recently I had the fortune to be sent a stack of Christmas card samples that contained this.

I’ve adopted her for my Mom.  Silly, probably, but you never know what will make you feel loved and anchored, and this does that for me.