It’s spring in the northern hemisphere. What a scintillating pleasure to be in the backyard again with bright yellow tulips and heliotrope lilacs throwing their arms into the scented air.
The heartbeat of the garden is the rock cairn altar I built several years ago. It is dedicated to the Andean earth mother, Pachamama. The stones that create the altar are volcanic pinks, yellows, golds and burgundies from high up on Mount Shasta in the Cascade Range of California.