february 10, 2017

“Never say there is nothing beautiful in the world anymore. There is always something to make you wonder in the shape of a tree, the trembling of a leaf.” ~ Albert Schweitzer     I came home to a box in my mail. I opened it to find this book, coffee mug, and the sweetest handwritten letter from Ellen Fagala. She read my post last week about my love of Kenya,

may 21, 2016

“Stay away from negative people. They have a problem for every solution.” ~ Unknown     You might be able to accuse Ellen Fagala of a lot of things, but negative isn’t one of them. Despite this somewhat look of disgust, which it really wasn’t, she is one of the most loving, and lovely, people I have ever known. She’s had a pretty crappy year, but buddy, she is pulling

may 28, 2012

‎”We can only be said to be alive in those moments when our hearts are conscious of our treasures.” ~ Thornton Wilder We had not seen Ellen Fagala (left) in 12 years. A junior sista in years, she’s anything but a junior in our hearts; “our” being me and BFF/2-Pony matriarch, Angie Bliss Fanning (right). The three of us shared a very intense few days 15 +/- years ago. There are

may 27, 2012

“It isn’t the mountain ahead that wears you out, it’s the grain of sand in your shoe.” ~ Robert W. Service I’ve gotten more compliments on this photo than a month’s worth of photos combined. Looking West through the 2-Pony pasture, this is one of many beautiful sunsets I’ve been privileged to see from the Ranch. This particular sunset made even more special by the fact that so many of us saw