Autumn is a time
When anything is possible —
Like flaming leaves glowing in the light of the rising sun
On an outdoor barbecue.
And, of course, it’s a time
For play in the autumn leaves
(This is Ruby.)
And the exuberance of a swim
Amid the autumn joy.
(This is my goofball, Simmie.)
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Last week saw us with minus temperatures
And a hard frost on the ground.
It was the kind of morning that is a gift —
With crisp air and a light that made the yellow leaves
Glow like chandeliers.
Simson found new energy
In the cold.
Ruby and I sat on a frosty bench
And listened to the falling leaves —
They sounded like rain.
I do love autumn, don’t you?
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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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The golden light of October
Is as sweet as honey.
LIfe is hectic around here again
And I’m away with work, so won’t be able to comment on your blogs.
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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.
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.
For more rocky stories, please visit: Our World.