Autumn is a time of exuberant energy –
It’s quite zensational, in fact.
The golden coins of leaves
Hang like happy suns in the trees;
The light in the woods
Everywhere you go,
You can see flying leaves
(Those black dots aren’t dirt, they are leaves!)
And beautiful views.
And the best thing about autumn
Is that you’re never too old
To frolic in the leaves.
For more joy, please visit: Our World.
Many many thanks for all your wonderful messages of sympathy on Oscar’s passing. It has meant a lot to me.
This week I went down to Oscar’s favourite place, the jetty on our lake,
And threw some rose petals into the water as a way of honouring my furry friend.
Ruby, who is Oscar’s great-granddaughter, and who we have been fostering for the past nine months,
Decided to honour Oscar in his favourite activity: diving into the lake.
She carefully retrieved one of the roses
And placed it on the jetty.
We sat for a while
Enjoying the autumn scenery and good memories of Oscar.
I’d say that a part of him lives on in Ruby, who is now our own dog.
Be warned: you might see more pictures of wet (and dry) dogs here on my blog after all!
For more good memories, please visit: Our World Tuesday.
Those of you who follow my dog, Oscar, or me on Facebook already know that Oscar is no longer with us.
We had to say good-bye to our dearest friend on Friday as his osteoarthritis left him unable to walk.
After so many years of unconditional love from him, it was our turn to show him our love and let him go.
He dived into his last sunset at the vet’s on Friday morning, surrounded by so much love. (He was nearly 12 years old.)
He fell asleep peacefully in my lap, with the rest of his family at his side.
I know he touched the lives of so many of you – even though you had never met him.
It warms my heart that you could see his gentle soul through my photos.
It’s a measure of the love he shared and the life he led – that he connected with so many people around the world.
He lived fully in every moment; he loved widely and generously.
That’s the best way to live — and his best legacy.
Please forgive me if I don’t visit you this week. But I want you to know that your warm wishes and love are a source of comfort to us.
For more love, please visit: Our World Tuesday.
Sweet memories of
The dogs days of summer:
Enjoying sultry evenings
Of purple magnificence
With my best furry friend.
For more great shots, please visit: Skywatch.
I may or may not have taken over 100 photos of Ruby’s pups a couple of weeks ago –
So I hope you don’t mind if I share some more!
Who can resist
A small, furry puppy face –
Or a handful
Of puppy love?
One of the puppies
Attached herself to my son’s finger.
Our visit tired out
The adorable puppies
And we left them sweetly snoozing.
For more puppy love, please visit: Our World.
I’m away in Gothenburg this week so won’t be around to visit you,
But I want to leave you with some sweet pictures of Ruby and her three-week-old puppies.
Ruby was very happy to see us – and we we were overjoyed to see her.
Her pups were constantly calling for attention –
Who could resist that sweet tail?
They were very affectionate
And not afraid of us at all.
In fact, they seemed to find some of us
Very tasty indeed!
(More puppy pictures coming up next week.)
I’ll be back on Thursday with a new post.
For more sweet tails, please visit: Our World Tuesday.
I don’t seem to be able to get enough
Of our late evening honey glow!
It pours like warm syrup
Over water and jetty.
It bathes Oscar
As he enjoys the view;
And dances on golden feet
Over the lovely clover.
(I lay down in a patch of nettles to take this photo!)
For more honey, please visit: Skywatch.
All you need to see
Is the fiery golden glow of a sunset
To realize how magnificent life really is.
For more golden moments, please visit: Skywatch.
Synchronized diving …
Oscar and Ruby show how it’s done!
Little note: I won’t be able to reply to your comments, but I do cherish each and every one of them!
For more golden moments, please visit: Saturday’s Critters.
There is nothing as magnificent
As those big lavender and gold skies –
And the total joy
Of two dogs running through the purple:
Living as if someone left the gate open.
For more royal skies, please visit: Skywatch.