It's been too long since I've written in my blog. So much has happened. My neighborhood, my home, my garden and temporarily my livelihood all disappeared so quickly on the night of the fire, October 8/9, 2017. My entire neighborhood disappeared. Lives were gone. Getting through the shock, horror, and all the emotions that accompany a devastating loss is very time consuming. The rebound is very slow, like walking in deep mud. But I'm determined to keep moving forward. I am actively designing. And, I have taken out every little thing that has sprouted out of the ashes to our temporary home in hopes that someday I can create a memorial garden. Appreciate your lives today, go walk in a garden or the woods. Breathe the fresh air. Enjoy your surroundings!