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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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July 07, 2011


Julie Marie

Hi Amy, love Queen Anne's Lace too and what great photos you took! I also love your quote, and your header photo of the pretty tutus does remind me of the gorgeous bloom... the original tutu is absolutely stunning!... xoxo Julie Marie

Amy Arnaz

Thank you Julie Marie~ I finally have a REAL camera so my photos actually do seem to be a slightly better quality. I'm trying. Still learning what all the buttons mean. Hard for this old brain! Amy

Amy Arnaz

I went thru a learning curve and linked my blog to my Facebook page. Here are the comments my friends posted there about Queen Anne's Lace:

Heather Stoffer wrote: Queen Anne's Lace and Prima Ballerina tutu's such a beautiful comparison~

Christine Glynn wrote: I love queen annes lace amy! you should have seen me years ago trying to get it established in my garden by stopping by the side of the road with shovel in hand & digging it up everywhere I saw it. then hauling it back to the garden. who would have thought a weed could be so pretty??

Amy Arnaz wrote: Chris ~ I had that same idea. I am going to take a shovel with me next time and dig up a clump and hurry away as fast as I can so I don't get in trouble. Wonder if I would get in trouble? After all, it grows by the roadside and doesn't belong to anyone per se.

Christine Glynn wrote: I never got caught stealing weeds-lol! you do have to be fast because they seem to really wilt in seconds. I have them all over the place now & always incorporate them in a cottage bouquet. :)

Carol Gardiner Fratus wrote: I love this flower too. Of course it helps that i'ts called Queen Anne's Lace. Love the name!

Amy Arnaz wrote: Long live the Queen ♥

Gretchen Steensen wrote: I have always loved it too!

Peggy Nelson wrote: yes amy this flower very beauitful looks like ballerinas dancing in a cirlce to the music pegg

Rebecca Gunter

Love Queen Anne's Lace! Your comparison of it to a beautiful tutu is so perfect! Chloe's snow queen tutu is one of most beautiful ones I have ever seen! My 19 yr old took dance when she was younger and going to her recital at the end of each year was something we looked forward to, so fun and so beautiful. I was sad when she stopped dancing.

Amy Arnaz

*Rebecca* I consoled many-a-mother when her daughter graduated high school and quit dancing at my studio. The last recital is always tearful. They stumble into ballet class as 3 year olds and emerge 15 years later an elegant swan. Love the transformation ballet training has on young ladies. Glad you appreciated my Queen Annes Lace Magic Tutu analogy. Have a beautiful day ~ Amy

Privet and Holly

Oh, I love, love
Queen Anne's Lace!
Right now in MN are
ditches and roadsides
are full of bright
orange tiger lilies
and they absolutely
make me smile.
xx Suzanne

Amy Arnaz

*Suzanne* Amazing how God splashes the Earth with color and artistry. Even in the blistering hot Nevada desert the usually stark cactus produce exquisite magenta flowers. I have never seen Tiger Lilies growing in wild abundance but I can imagine it in my mind. xoxo Amy

Jon Schnorenberg

I enjoyed reading this entry. I remember Queen Anne's lace growing wild all around my family's home in the country when I was a kid - your description of it as the "prima ballerina" of flowers made me smile!

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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