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Ruby on a rock

The dawn glowed apricot

And the moon hung gloriously golden in the sky.

Ruby loves jumping up onto rocks —

The higher the better.

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Photo taken with my iPhone.

For more glowing shots, please visit: Skywatch.


Wet dog picnic

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.

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Now look at how wet it is.

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And this was the reason why —

Dear Oscar could never resist a swim!

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For more good memories, please go to: Skywatch.


Autumn, leaving

Autumn is all about change and leaving

In flamboyant style.

Red

This is Ruby, as red as the leaves on the trees.

She has left us temporarily.

Ruby

Why? Because she is expecting

Puppies any day now.

Can you see her round tummy?

Ruby pregnant

I’ll miss her sorely

But my young goofball Simmie

Teaches me that there is a lot to be happy about.

Simmie

I go with the flow

And try to remain young at heart.

Picture of me playing in leaves taken by my daughter.

Me

For more joy, please visit: Our World.


Upside down bowl

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.)

Cloudy reflection

For more cloudy philosophy, please visit: Skywatch.


Circle of life: memories

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:

Jump

Life is busy with two dogs, work and kids —

But sometimes, when I least expect it,

I’m overwhelmed by loss.

laughing-in-daffs

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:

Simson dive

Because that’s what love does —

It expands the heart and makes room for more.

Oscar and I

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.