After three months of drought, forest fires and extreme heat,
The weather has finally turned cool and rainy.
It sure looks good!
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I’m going away to Montenegro and Croatia with the kids for a week —
To see new horizons and sights.
In the meantime, I leave you with
A pretty, pink sunset down at the lake.
(I won’t be around to comment on your blogs for about ten days.
But don’t worry, Our World will be up and running as normal!)
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Another golden sunset:
Trees marching across the horizon;
The burnished copper of the lake
I gaze at the scene
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I haven’t been walking down to the lake that often
As the path is treacherously icy;
But when we do make it down there, Ruby is Queen of all she can see.
Splashes of purple
Look like frozen ribbons
Declaring ‘It’s not spring yet.’
No matter how much we pine (get the pun?)
For warmer times, we just have to appreciate what we have.
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We’re having a lovely winter this spring,
But the dogs don’t mind.
With the return of the light,
The colour is coming back —
And sometimes in a bright flash of pink.
Only posting once this week due to work.
In honour of the Chinese New Year – it’s Year of the Dog –
I’m featuring some of my favourite furry friends.
Those of you who have followed me for a while will recognize my very best fuzzy friend, Oscar.
When he died,
Two more furry friends, Ruby and Simmie, came into my life.
(It’s not often I get them both in the same picture.)
I love the way dogs embrace life –
And make the most of what they have:
Whether it’s a snowstorm
Or a large stick.
We can learn a lot from dogs.
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The equinox has been and gone,
Which means it’s getting dark so early on in the evenings.
We have to chase the light —
Or perhaps the light is chasing us.
(This is Simmie, who turned four this weekend.)
But when the sun comes out,
The woods are filled with gold.
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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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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!
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