#1 NYT bestselling author Linda Lael Miller

Archive for July, 2009

Little Visitors

This morning, about to upend a pot of dead marigolds (it’s a long, sad story) into the compost bin, I spied, spied I (okay, sometimes I just can’t help playing with words like that) the merest flash of movement. I’ve been hoping for earthworms–it’s a composting thing–although not the Giant Palouse Earthworm that has been on the local news lately. Instead, the little visitor turned out to be the smallest frog I have ever seen.

As for the Giant Palouse, well, this critter is supposedly three feet long and spits at its prey. They showed a sample of the thing

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The Sacred Ordinary

The sky is blue-gold, the trees a rich green–and everything, backlit with July sunshine, seems to have a halo. Few things are lovelier than a horse standing in a pasture, rimmed in light.

Or a hummingbird, almost beak to nose with a Yorkie. :)

I am afraid I overlook the sacred far too often, just because it is ordinary.

Here are just some of the things that are sacred to me:

The devotion and trust I see in my dogs’ eyes whenever we look at each other.

Seeds. They’re ALL magical, just like the beans Jack planted in the fable. I

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In the old times sometimes cowboys referred to beans as “Deceitful Beans” because they talked behind your back.