Debra Landwehr Engle, USA

Author of 'Grace from the Garden: Changing the World One Garden at a Time' (Rodale 2003). Debra is co-founder of the 'Tending Your Inner Garden' program for women, and lives in Madison County, Iowa, with her husband Bob and dog Wolf.

  • The Land

    Debra Landwehr Engle, USA

    I live in Madison County, Iowa, home of the covered bridges for which a book and movie were named. The Bridges of Madison County spoke of unrequited love, heartbreak, and longing, all the emotions in Clint Eastwood’s face at the end of the movie as he stood in the rain and watched his love drive away.

  • Sabra

    Debra Landwehr Engle, USA

    (Submitted by the author)

    Sabra died on March 11, 2000, one day following her tenth birthday. A full-bred malamute, she pranced down the street, commanding the attention of passers-by. People often stopped their cars, rolled down their windows, and stared at her. “Is that a wolf?” they’d ask. I’d tell them her breed, she’d cock her head and look at them with her brown eyes, and we’d walk on. I didn’t tell them the real answer: she was a gentle soul in a dog suit.