This is the story of our adventures -- every day and extraordinary; our dreams -- tiny and grand; our gardens -- ornamental and sustaining; this is the story of our journey.  We are a family of four living a mindful, simple life here in Los Angeles County.  We are green, conscious, and forward thinking.  We keep an eye on the past because some of the best things have already been done and bear repeating.  Walk and talk with us, have a glass of wine, taste a peach or a tomato, blow some bubbles and watch them drift up over the canyon ridge.  Enjoy!

Monday, September 22, 2008

Childhood Treasures

I was just taking a nice relaxing afternoon shower. Alex came running in.

A: Mom, we found a SKULL! A little tiny skull!
M: Is it a rat skull, from a rat that Traveler killed?
A: No, Mom. It's REAL! It's a real skull. It has little tiny teeth and everything.

I went out and, of course, it is a rat skull, with his nasty long yellow teeth protruding. Alex wanted to bring it in the house but she settled on setting it down in the garden. We were walking around looking at the plants and Alex started yelling excitedly.

A: LOOK, MOM! A big caterpillar!
M: Let me see. Yup, it's a tomato horn worm.
A: Oh, it's so cute! Let's take it inside!
M: Um, no. It's dead and we should leave it out here.
A: Does it eat lots of tomatoes?
M: Not anymore!
G: They are not that bad.
M: You gotta be kidding? They can completely defoliate a plant in like a day!
A: It's so cute. Let's put it with the rat skull.


Renuka said...

Oh that reminded me of my fav stone that had a picture in it... someone stole that how me :( and I also collected shiny mica stones.. how precious were those!

Erin said...

Those are some awesome finds! hehe

cute girls! awwwwww!

Serena said...

I love your blurbs about your experiences with Alex and Greggie! :)