Lyme Disease is the Fastest Growing Infectious Disease

Lyme Disease is a growing epidemic and drastically underfunded. Learn why and how you can help with a tax deductible donation to ILADS!

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Here for a Canine Laugh?

Check out Juno’s latests mastication crimes!

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Some Fun Fly Facts

The Fly – 186/365 There are estimated to be 10,000 flies for every single human and over 85,000 different species of fly.A single fly may carry 6-million bacteria, including cholera, TB, typhoid and dysentery. The eyes of a fly are compound, meaning they are... read more

Life & Death

184/365 Green and red. Life and death. Something must die for some other to live. Daily, the forest in my back yard reminds me of the circle of life. I may not have noticed if it wasn’t for Loki’s fascination with the fern at the corner of Nitwit Bridge.... read more

Happy National Dog Day!

185/365 “Hey Daddy-O. Check out that squirrel shootin’ us the moose eyes? That oughta motivate your piechopper. Maybe even give him the long good-bye.” “Cupcake, I hear you five by five. He sure is cruisin’ for a bruisin’. But deal... read more

Hello Monday

Hello Monday 183/365 I think this is a crocus flowering shrub. But I can’t be sure. I do all my uncomfortable Lyme stuff on Monday’s like, new IV peripheral lines or shots. This month I’ve been back on bicillin shots in the butt twice per week.... read more

It’s Just not Her Weekend

Flowering Vine in Santa Cruz Mountains 182/365 Poor Juno. She’s had one hell of a weekend. It started off with the fox tail surgery on Friday. On Saturday, after I wrote her post, we took a walk along one of our favorite quiet roads in the mountains. It’s... read more

Today I Am Reminded She is Siberian

I am Siberian Husky – 181/365 Two things Siberian huskies are known for: grudges and drama. She said “no” to a Salmon dinner, jerky treats and turkey breast. She whined and paced all day into the evening. And she watched the door for Mr. Wild Dingo.... read more

Not the Way to Start the Weekend

Juno starts the weekend at the vet. –  180/365 “Hey Lady! This is NOT how I was planning to launch my weekend! At the vet getting minor surgery? I’m a husky, damn it! I can take care of a little foxtail under my own skin! Can’t you see all the... read more

The Lyme Disease Bill

A Foxtail Lymegraine 179/365 Yesterday’s Lymegraine felt like a thousand foxtails stuck in my brain, in my cheekbones, ears and jaw, then lit on fire. But I still find joy in making photos like this. If you’d like to help people with Lyme disease, and... read more


  Hedgenettle (Stachys)  – 178/365   Hedgenettle, Stachys, a member of the flowering mint family Lamiaceae. There are around 300-450 species of Stachys. This one could be Stachys ajugoides (bugle hedgenettle) or Stachys albens (white hedge nettle). Its... read more


Lupine, Lupinus, is found all over North and South America. Perennial plants of the species grow from 1-5 feet tall, while some annual shrubs can grow up to 9.8 feet tall. The seeds of lupine, “lupin beans” were cultivated throughout the Roman Empire for... read more

Happy Juno-versary!

Happy Anniversary Juicy!  –  175/365 It’s Juno’s 8th birthday and 7th year adoption anniversary this weekend. Juno loves adventure and going to new places. I’m so happy to have been able to give her so many exciting adventures in her first few years with us... read more

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