Summer is here with its sun, its rain
And its beauty.
Time to enjoy the present, be outside more
And smell the flowers.
(This means I might not be able to visit you at the weekend.
But, as always, your warmth and comments are always much appreciated.)
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Is there a more delightful sight
Than a happy dog
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Everyone should have a loyal friend –
With or without wispy ears –
To share a sunset with.
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The lake is now water
And the cold spring is just waiting to burst into flower and warmth (sometime soon, I hope).
But before that, I wanted to post one of my favourite photos from this winter.
The purple sunset over the iced over lake
And Oscar looking majestic.
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It’s still cold here
And there’s ice on the lake.
But Oscar took me for a walk
To find the first tentative signs
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I’m fighting a heavy cold so please excuse me if I don’t get round to visiting you.
As winter slowly slowly melts away…
It’s good to look back and see it was a good year for snow noses –
And snow moustaches.
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You never know what might be waiting for you
Over the brow of that hill you’re struggling to climb;
(Can you see Oscar waiting for me?)
Or what small delights await
Around the corner.
Please forgive me if I don’t get around to visiting you this weekend.
We’re having problems with the Internet, which makes it incredibly slow and painful to visit blogs at the moment.
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You’ve heard of pink elephants, haven’t you?
Let me introduce you to Oscar,
The pink dog!
This was taken during a very pink sunrise early one morning
When my world was … well…
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Life doesn’t get much better than this:
Freezing mornings with glitter and diamonds;
A good long walk in the thick snow
And plenty of play and smiles.
No one snows this better than Oscar.
(OK – I know I’m on thin ice here, so snow more puns!)
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Oscar may be over ten years old now,
But he never loses his joy for life –
And teaches me so much
About just living in the moment.
The only sign of spring around here
Is the spring in our steps
As we rush out to play in the snow.
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Silence falls as the snow does –
Turning the world into a peaceful place
And the lake into a snowy desert.
My dog, Oscar, is like a camel of this desert:
At one with the environment
And never too tired to enjoy the weather.
And just in case you forgot what the jetty really looks like when the snow melts,
here’s a picture from September
When we went balloon hunting!
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Please do not disturb…
I’m busy enjoying winter.
Let us love winter,
for it is the spring of genius.
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First, find out which way is up
And which way is down.
Then, throw a snowball
Again and again.
Pure happiness achieved!
These photos of the Old English Sheepdog Totte were taken before the lake froze over
And the really heavy snows arrived.
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He’s found some snow…
And a beautiful smile.
(A positive attitude and a great smile really are the best beauty aids, don’t you think?)
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The Christmas skies so far have been white and heavy with snow.
So, I went digging in the archives to find photos from last Christmas –
When we still hadn’t had any snow or ice:
Just a beautiful celebratory reflected sky
And a dog who was overjoyed
To take a Christmas swim.
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May your days be sprinkled with glitter
And joy –
With a dash of magic and snowflakes
For good luck.
Oscar sends you all licks and love!
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Winter is here in a flurry of snow
And it’s the busiest season of the year for us
With eight concerts in nine days!
This weekend will be full of music
And song and laughter –
But I just won’t have time to visit any of your blogs.
(I never know whether to switch off Comments in this kind of situation
Or whether to leave them on, knowing I will not be able to respond.)
Oscar reminds me you won’t mind if I don’t visit –
I think he’s telling me to enjoying the enchantment of the season!
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Exuberance and joy are just other words for beauty.
(And having a huge snowfall really helps the magic too.)
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Guess what happened this week?
It finally snowed and snowed
Even in the horizontal, whip-the-snow-in-your-face storm
Oscar just didn’t want to come into the house.
Look at those eyes pleading
For just five more minutes of snowtime!
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Please indulge me as I celebrate Oscar’s tenth birthday with some … well … Oscars (and very bad puns).
Oscar for best smile…
Oscar for best yoga position …
(It’s ruff, but he can do it.)
And, of course, Oscar for best swimmer.
Paws for thought…
Perhaps that should be an Olympic Gold for swimming instead?
This is the end of my birthday tail –
You kennel stop growling at my bad puns now.
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If you miss me at the crack of dawn
When the lake is a blue mirror of reflections,
Or at sunset
When the colours melt like a rainbow –
Then, look no further.
You’ll find me on the jetty with my best furry boy.
(Ten years old on Friday!)
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Take a gorgeous end-of-summer sunset,
And mix with the reflected sky.
Repeat often for joy and smiles.
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She appeared out of the sunlight
Walking stately yet with the limp of old age.
She looked kindly at me and Oscar -
Then turned back.
She waited for her old owner as she hobbled towards us on crutches.
“Please take a picture of Tosca!” she cried.
“She’s my only company now that my husband has died.”
Her faithful companion posed regally for her portrait
Before returning to her owner’s side.
(Today I printed out these two shots on big glossy paper and delivered them to Tosca’s house.
Big smiles all round.)
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Tiptoeing out with my best buddy
To savour the dawn of a beautiful new day
And seeing this…
Renewal for the soul, don’t you think?
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