Posts tagged “love

The hopeful sun

The sun always speaks to me of hope

And of better days to come.

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It reminds me of the last verse of a poem

By Diana Der-Hovanessian.

When your father dies, say the Armenians,
your sun shifts forever.
And you walk in his light.

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Thank you for your sympathy and kind comments!

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Light burst

If the sky could be a musical instrument —

It would be a trumpet burst of light.

Wishing you all a wonderful holiday season

Full of light and joy and love.

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Layers

A couple of weeks ago, I was at my brother’s wedding

And enjoyed layers of love.

(This is my favourite shot from the day – just after the wedding ceremony was finished.)

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At the end of the day, I went for a lovely walk

And met these newly shorn creatures, who had just lost their layers of fur.

They seemed to be saying, “Alpaca my bags and come along with you.”

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And, finally, the sunset did not disappoint

As I enjoyed the little village

Nestling in layers of gold.

Layers both conceal and reveal the beauty within.

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Foal play

Last week, I had the great pleasure of going out to a horse farm

To take photos for a friend.

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I fell in love with the three-week-old foal, Celino.

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He was full of love

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And nibbles for his mother.

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And she was so nurturing and tender

With him.

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Love is grand, isn’t it,

No matter where you find it

Or in what form it takes.

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New York, New York!

Travel is a way of keeping yourself humble;

Of opening up to new people and experiences —

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Of finding love and beauty

Everywhere in the world we live in.

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I’m so lucky to be going back

To the vibrant city of New York.

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I won’t be around until the end of next week —

Until then, take care!

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Warning: Dogs at play!

During the Christmas break, we looked after Jessie, one of Ruby’s puppies from 2014.

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She and Simmie spent a long time

Chasing each other through frozen, silver grasses.

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After a cold and invigorating swim,

The play continued.

(Can you see the water drops flying through the air?)

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To an outsider, it might have looked

As if they were fighting —

But really it was more like love and frolicking

Between two really good friends.

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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:

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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:

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Because that’s what love does —

It expands the heart and makes room for more.

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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.

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Summer love

One evening in the early summer

There was a special light in the air.

Midges danced around Ruby like small diamonds;

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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.

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The joy of dogs

Indulge me as I revel in the joy of dogs.

(This is our dear Oscar – gone but not forgotten.)

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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.)

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They know how to greet friends

With open paws and make them feel appreciated

(This is Alba, a friend’s dog.)

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And they know that a smile and some snow

Is the best cosmetic in the world,

(Just like our Ruby).

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Furry boy

A little piece of Oscar was returned to us

In the shape of this furry boy – Simson, who is 16 months old.

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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…)

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When he does slow down,

He is adorably goofy.

(Picture taken with the anklebiters on his Christmas visit with us.)

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Ruby enjoys his company –

In fact, I’d say that best friends stick together. (Excuse the pun!)

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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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