only with laughter can you win

i think folks should carry bright umbrellas in the rain...
to smile into the sullen sun and make it glad again.
And y’all thought I posted a lot of nature photos when I only had an iPhone. Watch out, world!! #birdsbugsbranches #nofilter

And y’all thought I posted a lot of nature photos when I only had an iPhone. Watch out, world!! #birdsbugsbranches #nofilter

I’m back on the farm and reunited with my newest best friend, Sugar. She’s a sweet pup. #ididquitmyjobandmovetothereidranch

I’m back on the farm and reunited with my newest best friend, Sugar. She’s a sweet pup. #ididquitmyjobandmovetothereidranch

No internet at the condo? No problem. Bars have wifi. πŸ“Άβœ”οΈπŸ»πŸ‘ #sundayfunday #daydrinkingwhilethedaydrinkingisgood

No internet at the condo? No problem. Bars have wifi. πŸ“Άβœ”οΈπŸ»πŸ‘ #sundayfunday #daydrinkingwhilethedaydrinkingisgood

Acrobat caterpillar. #natureisamazing #nofilter

Acrobat caterpillar. #natureisamazing #nofilter

Then we went to the Butterflies Unlimited butterfly farm in Dallas County, where I saw this an MANY others. β€οΈπŸ› #nofilter #dontletmeintothisyearwithanemptyheart

Then we went to the Butterflies Unlimited butterfly farm in Dallas County, where I saw this an MANY others. β€οΈπŸ› #nofilter #dontletmeintothisyearwithanemptyheart

Super fun time at that Fascinating World of Butterflies class this morning. I learned a little and saw some new-to-me species, like this one here: tawny owl. #prekmomentsliveforever #nofilter  (at Texas Discovery Gardens)

Super fun time at that Fascinating World of Butterflies class this morning. I learned a little and saw some new-to-me species, like this one here: tawny owl. #prekmomentsliveforever #nofilter (at Texas Discovery Gardens)

I drove to Dallas this afternoon to water the plants, feed the worms, check the mail and attend a butterfly class tomorrow at Texas Discovery Gardens. But first beer, vegan pizza and several episodes of NCIS. #totallyfinedontevenworryaboutit   (at Crazy dot Casa)

I drove to Dallas this afternoon to water the plants, feed the worms, check the mail and attend a butterfly class tomorrow at Texas Discovery Gardens. But first beer, vegan pizza and several episodes of NCIS. #totallyfinedontevenworryaboutit (at Crazy dot Casa)

I woke up this morning, fixed breakfast, fed the dog, cleaned the kitchen, checked email, did a load of laundry and took a nap under this afghan. All before 10 o’clock. #bestnappingairontheplanet #ididquitmyjobandmovetothereidranch

I woke up this morning, fixed breakfast, fed the dog, cleaned the kitchen, checked email, did a load of laundry and took a nap under this afghan. All before 10 o’clock. #bestnappingairontheplanet #ididquitmyjobandmovetothereidranch

Well if you’ve been wondering who grows the biggest zucchini in Delta County, it’s my mom and dad. This one is longer than my forearm, twice as long as my face, nearly as long as my torso, bigger than a breadbox, smaller than a house, etc. Seriously. GIGANTIC. #everythingisbiggerintexas  (at the farm)

Well if you’ve been wondering who grows the biggest zucchini in Delta County, it’s my mom and dad. This one is longer than my forearm, twice as long as my face, nearly as long as my torso, bigger than a breadbox, smaller than a house, etc. Seriously. GIGANTIC. #everythingisbiggerintexas (at the farm)

A red admiral & his shadow. July 2014. #nofilter #butterfliesflutterby  #ididquitmyjobandmovetothereidranch  (at the farm)

A red admiral & his shadow. July 2014. #nofilter #butterfliesflutterby #ididquitmyjobandmovetothereidranch (at the farm)