April 19th, 2009

woods, Elizabeth, camera, April

80 Acres: Cactus Flowers and a Surprise

It was a gorgeous afternoon--sunny, cool/warm, breezy--to go for a walk and photograph wildflowers, including a cactus that blooms only once a year, briefly (and not every year.)  

Pictures are up at the 80 Acres blog, along with more abut the surprise.

Not yet up are pictures of the tiny blue butterflies (copper and blue--gorgeous little things, but busy and hard to photograph clearly.)  I'm not sure any of the images will sharpen up enough to post. 

woods, Elizabeth, camera, April

Autism: Not the Only "A" Word

For parents,  a child's "pathology"  or diagnosis may sometimes seem to encompass the whole world.   You're in the trenches, dealing with it every day--the child's behaviors, the child's struggles, the reaction of those around you to the child and the child's struggles, and your struggles, the therapy appointments, the judgments so many people make about you as a parent and your child as a child.   Anyone in any of life's "trenches" (whether it's a health or economic or social trench)  begins to feel that the sides of the trench and the shells raining down from above define reality.

But that's not the case.

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