Tuesday, August 14, 2018

MICK IS GONE FROM THIS WORLD...


Godspeed and goodbye, my sweet  Big Dog Mick. 
Find your way to the Rainbow Bridge. Your Papa's waiting. You can play with him again; no pain now for either one of you.
You were a watcher of airplanes, a sniffer of flowers, and you loved to watch your mom work. (I think you thought your mom was a movie).
You were joy, you were spirit, you were silly and fun...
I will miss you. I miss you already! 
💔

Tuesday, July 31, 2018

SOME THOUGHTS ON AUGUST & WILDFLOWERS! ...


("We are all children of chance and none can say why some fields will blossom while others lay brown beneath the August sun."~~Kent Nerburn) ... These words remind me--and my calendar confirms it--that August will be here tomorrow. 
    Already my prairie coneflowers are loaded with butterflies and have reached their full bloom. In the recent dry spell, they had begun to dry up but were saved by the late-July rains. Barring a drought, they will be here until frost.
    Starting from a few plants installed years ago, these wonderful and sturdy perennials take care of themselves and are now gloriously widespread in my gardens. There is comfort in knowing these plants that die when this season is over will return in great numbers next year and thereafter; and so will the butterflies.
     So go the ways of God's natural world.
                                ~~Rose Moore, July 31, 2018


Saturday, July 28, 2018

THE RISING FULL MOON: JULY 2018 ....




FULL MOON IN THE TREES" ... I actually did find her last night, after wandering around to find a thin spot among the tall, tall trees that line the rim of my valley... 
And there she was! peering at me as she rose!

OUR WALKABOUT DEFERRED...



My idea of a relaxing morning or evening has always been the walkabout with my big dog Mick, exploring my creek-valley woodland. Not as much fun without him at my side. Still on recovery-watch, hoping...

Tuesday, July 10, 2018

BIG DOG SOAKING UP THE EARLY MORNING SUNSHINE...



MICK'S FAVORITE PLACE IN THE MORNINGS 

Saturday, July 7, 2018

GIFT OF A SUMMER DAY...


A SWEET SUMMER DAY...
    For me and Big Dog, our brief walk before dawn was quiet this morning... 
    In comfortably cool temps, a lower dew point, a sky full of stars and a bright crescent moon---what more could this day have presented?
    As it turns out, a lot more! We are spending a spectacular daytime, with soft breezes, perpetual sunshine, and a big sky so blue it seems to be adding its color to the creek and reflecting its brightness in the sheen of leaves on the trees...
   Off and on through the morning, I did small segments of work in my gardens while Big Dog stayed on the porch, resting and watching his mama.
   Now with the softness of Mick asleep on my feet, here I am on our porch in the trees, sipping afternoon coffee and reading and enjoying the songs of birds and the creek...
   The gifts of the summer in one gentle, restorative day.