Pictures From the Area
I Can't Stop the Rooster
Every morning in Las Vegas lately I am waking up to the familiar sound of a rooster crowing. This guy hangs out in our front yard and picks at the last of the fallen pomegranates, but is impossible to catch. I can’t even get a picture of him! Do you see the chicken?
Our neighbor says the rooster is the neighborhood mascot. He’s at least as hard to catch as the old ones in Thailand!
Our pomegranate tree still has a few good ones left on it:
Mostly we have way too much aloe. Several hundred aloe vera plants grow in bunches all over the front and back yard
The kale has grown into about 20 harvestable stocks. I picked one and steamed them with butter for dinner
This busy bee is loving our rosemary buds. It’s hard to find nectar in the winter
I cooked a simple pasta dinner tonight: chicken with pasta sauce, black olives, tomato, garlic, fresh harvested rosemary and parsley:
I am working on a detox protocol. I’m feeling great and sleep is back to normal 6 1/2 to 7 hours per night. But the 3 AM waking thing had me thinking my liver needs a rest from alcohol, or at least I need to move usage closer to occasional indulgence and farther from a majority of days that end in Y. I don’t do New Year’s Resolutions but I did set goals for 2023. I’ve been drinking tons of tea of all types. This is something that grows around our area in Thailand. My husband used to harvest it sometimes for a neighbor who made it into a tea which I liked. My sleep has been better and no more waking up at 3 AM!
I finally got a not terrible picture of our cat Dusky. In 2020 we picked up this very sickly 5 week old kitten from a roadside honey stand in rural Arkansas. She is only slightly easier to take a picture of than the rooster out front!
The shi tzu Max is actually from Ohio: my husband Oh insisted we take him when his owner became too overwhelmed by chemotherapy treatments to care for her dog. Max was practically handed to us and Oh wanted to take him back to Las Vegas for our daughter.
No matter where I am in the world I let pets just land in our lap. One of our hens in Thailand just hatched some new baby chicks. So cute!
We’re zoned for chickens in Las Vegas too. I’m starting to think I should pick up some hens:
There’s so many in Thailand we let them hatch into babies!
Sauteed spinach and butter is also amazing! It's something about that omega 3/6 combo that goes very well with all kinds of food.
Nice. Thank you for sharing. Good to focus on LIFE and nature's abundance. :-)