The sun always speaks to me of hope
And of better days to come.
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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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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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.)
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.”
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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Last week, I had the great pleasure of going out to a horse farm
To take photos for a friend.
I fell in love with the three-week-old foal, Celino.
He was full of love
And nibbles for his mother.
And she was so nurturing and tender
Love is grand, isn’t it,
No matter where you find it
Or in what form it takes.
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Travel is a way of keeping yourself humble;
Of opening up to new people and experiences —
Of finding love and beauty
Everywhere in the world we live in.
I’m so lucky to be going back
To the vibrant city of New York.
I won’t be around until the end of next week —
Until then, take care!
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During the Christmas break, we looked after Jessie, one of Ruby’s puppies from 2014.
She and Simmie spent a long time
Chasing each other through frozen, silver grasses.
After a cold and invigorating swim,
The play continued.
(Can you see the water drops flying through the air?)
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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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.
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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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Indulge me as I revel in the joy of dogs.
(This is our dear Oscar – gone but not forgotten.)
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.)
They know how to greet friends
With open paws and make them feel appreciated
(This is Alba, a friend’s dog.)
And they know that a smile and some snow
Is the best cosmetic in the world,
(Just like our Ruby).
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A little piece of Oscar was returned to us
In the shape of this furry boy – Simson, who is 16 months old.
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…)
When he does slow down,
He is adorably goofy.
(Picture taken with the anklebiters on his Christmas visit with us.)
Ruby enjoys his company –
In fact, I’d say that best friends stick together. (Excuse the pun!)
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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