It was a cool morning —
And a mist was rising up from the hay bales in the field.
As always, my favourite model poses for me against the rising sun.
“Hay down there!” she seems to say.
She was pretty pleased with herself
For jumping up so high.
“I’ve got to bale now!” she says, and then jumps down
To go home.
(Hope these bad puns aren’t the last straw.)
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Take a lovely, golden evening,
A dog and some water.
Walk home through a field
Full of dandelions.
Admire the doggie nose
Covered in dandelion fluff.
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It’s almost impossible to photograph a summer sunset
As the sun goes down so very late.
Even at 9.30 or 10 in the evening,
The sun is blazing golden and serene.
The evening light is liquid honey —
And when Simmie shakes after his swim,
He creates golden fireworks of water.
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Ruby turned 8 last week. As many of you long-time followers know, she is very good at posing for photos.
Perhaps Hollywood is calling her name…
Here she is as the Snow Queen:
She makes a good character
in Dame of Thrones, don’t you think?
And, of course, her ears flapping in a storm
Make her a great favourite to play Yoda.
“So, Ruby – what do you think of your mum always taking photos of you?”
No, surely that’s not you sticking your tongue out at me!
For more un-retrievable jokes, please visit: Our World.
The sun rises —
Presenting the new day as a gift
Tied up with purple ribbons.
(Dog not included… ;-))
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The dawn glowed apricot
And the moon hung gloriously golden in the sky.
Ruby loves jumping up onto rocks —
The higher the better.
Photo taken with my iPhone.
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I found some good memories of Oscar and the kids from a couple of years ago in my archives…
We don’t often have sunset picnics on the jetty – here’s why.
Notice the lovely dry jetty as we unpack our food.
Now look at how wet it is.
And this was the reason why —
Dear Oscar could never resist a swim!
For more good memories, please go to: Skywatch.
An unseen hand
Turned the bowl of the sky upside down,
Scattering clouds into the water.
(And, of course, it always helps to have a dog in the picture too.)
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At the end of this week, it will be a year
Since my dearest furry friend, Oscar, left us.
This is one of my favourite pictures of Oscar:
Life is busy with two dogs, work and kids —
But sometimes, when I least expect it,
I’m overwhelmed by loss.
Other dogs have come into my life (Ruby and Simmie) —
Not to replace Oscar —
But to fill life with their own brand of friendship.
This is Simson diving — a younger version of Oscar:
Because that’s what love does —
It expands the heart and makes room for more.
I’ve got a very busy week ahead and will be away with work – so I won’t be around to visit you until the end of the week.
For more love, please go to: Our World.
And make sure you visit: Skywatch.