All our snow melted and we ended up having a green Christmas.
This is nothing new – I found these shots of my dear, departed Oscar
About to enjoy a Christmas Eve swim under a canopy
Of perfect reflections from a few years ago.
A timely reminder that there is beauty
And joy and light in the world.
For more great skies, please visit: Skywatch.
No matter how you look at it —
Or without a dog:
Winter is beautiful.
(I’m filming away from home this week, so may not be able to reply to your comments.)
For more beauty, please visit: Our World.
And also check out: Skywatch.
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.
Ruby gave birth to five healthy puppies last week!
It’s too soon for us to visit, so I’ve gone back in my archives
To find photos of her last litter of pups – from July last year.
I hope you don’t mind.
After all, who can resist those sweet furry faces
Or big soulful eyes?
And – what’s even better – is that puppies
Grow up to be beautiful dogs – like Ruby.
For more love, please visit: Our World.
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.)
For more happy moments, please visit: Our World.
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?
For more falling leaves or rain, please visit: Our World.
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.)
For more cloudy philosophy, please visit: Skywatch.
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.
For more sweet moments, please visit: Our World.
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.