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Thank you Kristin Davis

  • Orphaned Baby Elephants
    So nice to see that the babies finally have a prominent name attached to their plight. Please click the link (above) to view a page from the orphanage and at the bottom of the page is a link to a wonderful video Kristin made at the orphanage.

From Dame Daphne Sheldrick:

  • “Every person that buys ivory has killed an elephant and its dependent young and has caused immeasurable sorrow and suffering to many others.” Dr Dame Daphne Sheldrick MBE, MBS


  • ... from the Sheldrick Wildlife Trust where orphaned baby elephants are rescued.

Watercolors from the Nursery

  • Each month I receive a lovely watercolor depicting a scene from the nursery. We have printed many of them out and placed them in frames to decorate our home.


  • Sammy loved kittens, tutus & ballerinas. But mostly he loved us. He died a peaceful death as an old man and left us with broken hearts.

Our Old Man

  • Baby Bear died a peaceful death just before Christmas 2009. He was almost 17. Bear was a warrior. A brilliant feline. A blessing to our lives.

3/50 Project

  • Click on the logo to find out what the 3/50 project is all about.

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May 13, 2011


Privet and Holly

Life is too
short not to
enjoy the colors
of fall.....
And you will
bring all of that
color and light
and creativity
back home with you.
Your life.
You won't regret it, Amy!
xx Suzanne

Amy Arnaz

Thank you Suzanne~

I saw the leaves change 23 years ago when Desi and I went to Virginia for our honeymoon. I was breathless at the majesty of so many trees changing colors. Ill never forget that impression and cant wait to see it again. xoxo Amy


Living in the Northeast i am so use to simple things like the leaves changing..I have a bucket list one of mine was the grand canyon which I saw a few years ago. another is Italy which I am doing this fall. Life is to short Amy Go for it!! Hugs, Linda

Jeanine Burkhardt

The leaves are as Big-As-Dinner-Plates in New Hampshire... Maybe we'll SEE you there this year ~ GoRgeOus Color -always around Columbus Day Weekend...

Julie Marie

Hello dear Amy... I think it is wonderful that you are taking some time for YOU... you have given so much of yourself to your ballet company and I know how very much your ballerinas love you... your single red rose is gorgeous, and does promise new beginnings... when my sister passed away several years ago from cancer, just before she died she told me if I saw a single red rose I would know she was okay... the day of her funeral, I walked out my front door... all of the plants in everyone's gardens were pretty much brown and spent for the year... there, standing tall across the pond in front of our home, was a single red rose... my sister is okay... love you my sweet friend... xoxo Julie Marie

Amy Arnaz

Good Morning Linda~

Being a desert dweller my entire life makes me appreciate the handful of trees in our little town that change colors. I have one tree in my front yard that goes bright yellow, but for the most part, there are not enough trees here to make an emotional impact. The Grand Canyon is one of my favorite places on earth. It made me feel insignificant. Italy is on my Bucket List too. I missed an opportunity to go there a few years ago and am now kicking myself. I congratulate you on working your way thru your Bucket List. Yes... Life is too short.

xoxo Amy

Amy Arnaz

*Jeanine* See you there in October!

xoxo Amy

Amy Arnaz

*Julie Marie* Your comment choked me up. I have always wondered what people say to their loved ones in private when they know they are going to die. A single red rose. A beautiful story. Thank you. Love you ~ Amy


Dear Amy, That's a very pretty rose!!!
May you enjoy everyday and especially the Fall. Autumn is when my folks got married and my Mom and Dad love going to see the leaves changing colors around Branson.

I can never tell how Kansas will look in the fall. Sometimes gorgeous sometimes bland.

God bless you as life continues,

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My Spotlight Guy


  • Along with pink roses, kittens and God's abundance, ballerinas are certainly one of the most beautiful gifts our eyes can behold. ~ Amy Arnaz


  • Haley & Justin performing the Grand Pas de Deux.

Long skirts

  • "I’m very fond of men. I think they are wonderful creatures. I love them dearly. But I don’t want to look like one. When women gave up their long skirts, they made a grave error…" ~Tasha Tudor

My little mother Libby

  • Hi Mom! I hope you have somehow figured out how to read my blog. I have a new, bionic knee that should last till I'm 80. Wish you were here so we could share everything with you. Miss you lots.... Wish you would have lived longer so you could see your beautiful granddaughters all grown up.

Orphaned Baby Elephants

  • The Nursery on 60 Minutes
  • My passion
    I am passionate about helping orphaned baby elephants whose mother's have been murdered for their ivory. Click the link above to read more about the rescue effort and please adopt a baby elephant! xoxo Amy