One evening in the early summer
There was a special light in the air.
Midges danced around Ruby like small diamonds;
Brother and sister enjoyed
Some quiet moments of beauty while Simson charged in for a dip;
And a special glow painted the landscape
With summer light.
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To photobomb my shots.
And you know what?
I think the results
Are just perfect.
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Spring is due here any moment…
I can tell by the grey days we’re having
When branches drip
With rainy pearls,
Revel in melting snow.
The little yellow suns of the crocus
Patiently wait for some sun
As do we.
In the meantime, I enjoy the orange pop of a boat —
I like how the lines on the boat match
The waves on the lake.
And when another hail or snowstorm rushes in
We meet it with ears flapping
And hair flying – in the hope that spring will soon arrive.
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Ruby’s previous owner trained her to jump up
On very tall rocks for treats. She seems to enjoy it.
Last week, the mornings were cold (minus temperatures)
But Ruby decided to break through the ice for a swim anyway.
She then scaled a tall rock
And decided to share a spring shower with me.
Once out of the water,
She started to steam in the cold air.
No matter how hard he tried,
Simson just wasn’t agile enough to jump onto the top of that tall tall rock!
In the meantime, Ruby remained at the top,
Enjoying the sunshine in majestic solitude.
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Today, I woke up to minus temperatures
A frosted blue sky,
And two furry posers down by the lake.
At last – a glorious dawn
Singing its golden promises
Of melting ice and beauty.
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Indulge me as I revel in the joy of dogs.
(This is our dear Oscar – gone but not forgotten.)
They know how to live life
So fully and happily and goofily
(Life is better with a bit of silliness in it and Simson is our little goofball.)
They know how to greet friends
With open paws and make them feel appreciated
(This is Alba, a friend’s dog.)
And they know that a smile and some snow
Is the best cosmetic in the world,
(Just like our Ruby).
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A little piece of Oscar was returned to us
In the shape of this furry boy – Simson, who is 16 months old.
He’s living with us for a while (hopefully, forever)
And is in constant motion.
(Long-time friends of this blog will know that I took lots of pictures of Oscar like this…)
When he does slow down,
He is adorably goofy.
(Picture taken with the anklebiters on his Christmas visit with us.)
Ruby enjoys his company –
In fact, I’d say that best friends stick together. (Excuse the pun!)
And when I asked them to pose and say cheese, I got this!
(Someone always closes their eyes just as the shutter clicks, don’t they?)
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It was a lovely day for a walk:
The rising sun cast a pink glow on the thousand-year-old rune stone.
Ruby enjoyed the wooden throne
Carved out of an old tree trunk.
Winter made berries luscious
With a sugar-coating of ice,
And turned a tarpaulin
Into a work of art.
Someone with a sense of humour
Wrote ‘sign’ on a snow-covered sign!
It was a lovely day for a walk —
And I think Ruby enjoyed it too.
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These are pictures of Ruby’s puppies when they were only five weeks’ old this August.
But I thought it would be nice to kick off 2015 with some doggie wisdom.
A smile is the best make-up in the world;
Appreciate the friends and family you have;
Life might throw us a bad hair day every now and then,
But it’s how we handle life’s challenges that matter;
And, finally, be kind to yourself.
Wishing you all a kind and compassionate new year!
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There’s nothing more delicious
Than the blue hour of morning,
When clouds freckle the lake,
Boats float on blue silk,
And leaf-studded frost
Decorates the jetty.
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