Some of you may have noticed that my avatar has changed. It is now a photo of Rusty a bear with a lot of personality that is made out of carved redwood and sits in my small redwood grove and fern garden to welcome visotrs. My kids knew that I loved carved redwood bears and knew that I would be especially fond of this one. They bought it for my birthday. It is one of my favorite gifts that I’ve ever received.
I love his friendly smile and “Aw, Shucks!” pose.