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Autumn, leaving

Autumn is all about change and leaving

In flamboyant style.


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

She has left us temporarily.


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.


I go with the flow

And try to remain young at heart.

Picture of me playing in leaves taken by my daughter.


For more joy, please visit: Our World.

Autumn joy

Autumn is a time

Of flamboyance;


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.)

Autumn joy

And the exuberance of a swim

Amid the autumn joy.

(This is my goofball, Simmie.)


For more happy moments, please visit: Our World.

The first frost

Last week saw us with minus temperatures

And a hard frost on the ground.

Yellow tree

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.

Ruby listening

I do love autumn, don’t you?

First leaf

For more falling leaves or rain, 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.

Glowing sunset

The golden light of October

Is as sweet as honey.

Glowing sunset dog copy

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.

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:


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:

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.

Summer love

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;

Sibling love copy

And a special glow painted the landscape

With summer light.

Summer glow

For more summer love, please visit: Skywatch.


Simson loves

To photobomb my shots.

Simsons at sunset

And you know what?

I think the results

Are just perfect.

Golden golden copy

For more amazing results, please visit: Our World.

With ears flapping

Spring is due here any moment…

I can tell by the grey days we’re having

Simson jetty

When branches drip

With rainy pearls,

Rain pearls copy

And catkins

Revel in melting snow.

Catkin copy

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.

Orange pop

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.

Ears flapping

For more dramatic stories, please visit: Our World.

Rock ‘n Roll Queen

Ruby’s previous owner trained her to jump up

On very tall rocks for treats. She seems to enjoy it.

On stone

Last week, the mornings were cold (minus temperatures)

But Ruby decided to break through the ice for a swim anyway.

Ruby wet copy

She then scaled a tall rock

And decided to share a spring shower with me.

Ruby shower

Once out of the water,

She started to steam in the cold air.

Steaming copy

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.



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