May is here and love is in the air. The yellow roses we planted in memory of loved ones lost have burst into bloom on our front porch today. Apparently, they really liked the Irish fog that came rolling across our Virginia mountains yesterday. My little doggie, Cinco, who loves me unconditionally, even when I'm a grumpy, irritating, temperamental artist has a birthday in just five short days. She turns eleven on Saturday. One of my favorite family members is graduating from Hollins College grad school that same day, after working full-time and putting herself through school part-time for a very long time, now. I am beyond proud of her and looking forward to a big old mountain family throw down to prove it. Fun will be had by all.
Otherwise, I'm doing what I do. Creating as much art about love, tolerance, and environmental justice as I can. Today, I'm writing about these three subjects, with a little bit of adventure, a whole lot of intrigue, and some science fiction and fantasy all wrapped together. If that sounds good to you, take a peek at Morgan & Holly's story over at The Ravens Crossing today. They're sharing a romantic afternoon together.
Before I go, I want to show the love for all the gorgeous people out there helping in the fight for equality and human rights, like the person who made the lovely photo montage below. It was created a while back in support of same sex marriage. Thanks to everyone who continues standing up to bullies and saying no to hate. From the smallest gestures to the words of support and encouragement to those who give countless hours of their time to advocate for equal rights, you are all showing your love, and today, I return it to you ten fold.