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It’s brrr-eautiful!

No matter how  you look at it —

With

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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.)

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For more beauty, please visit: Our World.

And also check out: Skywatch.


Wet dog picnic

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.

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Now look at how wet it is.

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And this was the reason why —

Dear Oscar could never resist a swim!

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For more good memories, please go to: Skywatch.


Puppy love – again!

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.

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I hope you don’t mind.

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After all, who can resist those sweet furry faces

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Or big soulful eyes?

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And – what’s even better – is that puppies

Grow up to be beautiful dogs – like Ruby.

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For more love, please visit: Our World.

 


Autumn, leaving

Autumn is all about change and leaving

In flamboyant style.

Red

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

She has left us temporarily.

Ruby

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.

Simmie

I go with the flow

And try to remain young at heart.

Picture of me playing in leaves taken by my daughter.

Me

For more joy, please visit: Our World.


Autumn joy

Autumn is a time

Of flamboyance;

Flamboyant

When anything is possible —

Like flaming leaves glowing in the light of the rising sun

On an outdoor barbecue.

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.)

Joy

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.

Tree

Simson found new energy

In the cold.

Simmie

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.

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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:

Jump

Life is busy with two dogs, work and kids —

But sometimes, when I least expect it,

I’m overwhelmed by loss.

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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;

Ruby

Brother and sister enjoyed

Some quiet moments of beauty while Simson charged in for a dip;

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And a special glow painted the landscape

With summer light.

Summer glow

For more summer love, please visit: Skywatch.


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