There was an oak tree on the fence line in our front yard for years. The trunk was mostly in the neighbor’s yard, but it had grown through the fence and tree branches hung over both yards. A couple of years ago we had the tree taken down, but the remains of the stump are still embedded in the fence. Now there are mushrooms/fungi growing on what’s left of the trunk.


It was exactly 1 year ago today that our sweet Sophie passed away. She was a beautiful, happy, loving girl and we still miss her every day. Here is one of my favorite photos of her–taking a nap on my robe, with her head on her hedgehog toy.