September has been magically warm.
One evening, my daughter and I went down to the lake
For a sunset swim.
The dogs dived in for joy
While the sun cast its orange glow
On water and stone.
For more doggone good times, please visit: Skywatch.
It was a cold and windy day in late April
And the beavers were busy down by the lake.
The chill in the air did nothing
To dampen the enthusiasm of Ruby and Simmie —
Look at those ears fly!
Being down at the lake
Means only one thing: swimming fun!
(That’s Ruby jumping in so elegantly.)
Later on, Simmie showed me the true meaning
Of prancing as I enjoyed the view across the water
And dreamed of warmer days.
For more spring serenades, 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.
New Year’s Eve: so mild that it was warm enough for swimming
In the pink sunset.
Reminding me that it’s always good to jump into the waters of wonder.
Because once you’ve experienced new things, your mind can never go back to its old dimensions.
Only then can you really appreciate the true beauty
Of the setting sun.
For more wonders, please visit: Skywatch.
My friend Eileen has a new meme called Saturday Critters – so go visit!
It’s always bitter-sweet when summer starts
Its slow retreat into autumn.
For those of us with short summers and long winters,
It’s often a matter of creating memories
And bottling up those intense moments
Of summer joy
So that we can spread some sunshine later on.
It brings to mind one of my favourite metaphorical quotes by Camus:
In the depth of winter I finally learned that there was in me an invincible summer.
For more lovely memories, please visit: Our World.
There is beauty there
In that ribbon of clear light
After the storm.
And, of course, there’s always
Swimming for Oscar!
For more lit up skies, please visit: Skywatch.
And Camera Critters.
We’re still at the charming cottage with the garden sloping down to the sea
And a private jetty inviting us to swim.
Each morning starts with a jump of joy
Under the blue jay skies of summer.
The day rushes by quickly when you’re having fun in the water.
(I only have a slow Internet connection so won’t be around much to visit you. Hope you’ll understand why!)
For more joy, please visit: Skywatch.
Please indulge me as I celebrate Oscar’s tenth birthday with some … well … Oscars (and very bad puns).
Oscar for best smile…
Oscar for best yoga position …
(It’s ruff, but he can do it.)
And, of course, Oscar for best swimmer.
Paws for thought…
Perhaps that should be an Olympic Gold for swimming instead?
This is the end of my birthday tail —
You kennel stop growling at my bad puns now.
Your-key to getting away from all this is to visit: Camera Critters.
Take a gorgeous end-of-summer sunset,
And mix with the reflected sky.
Repeat often for joy and smiles.
For more reflections, please visit: Camera Critters.
Oscar has taught me this:
Live life in the anticipation that
Is just around the corner.
(Even if it’s just a dip in the local lake…)
For more wise animals, please visit: Camera Critters.