Tuesday, August 28, 2012

Just a Couple of Photos From the Garden



There’s always something pretty going on out there…sigh.  I hope you enjoy.

Saturday, August 25, 2012

Then and Now

When we first brought LuLu home, Wally didn’t seem certain that the tiny creature was actually a dog and, though he was kind and gentle, he was also wary and watchful.  While she loved him at first sight and bonded immediately, there were times Wally wanted to be left alone, such as when he was settling down for a nap.  LuLu always wanted to cuddle.  Wally wanted none of that.  He would barely tolerate this sort of contact and I’m pretty sure he didn’t realize how close she was when this photo was taken.  During their waking hours we were constantly hearing, “Mom, she’s touching me again!”


Look who’s snuggling now.


LuLu doesn’t mind a bit.  Have a great day!

Saturday, August 18, 2012

The Best of Friends

Wally and LuLu are so lucky to have each other.

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Everyone should be blessed with such a friend. 


It’s these sweet, quiet moments that most tug at my heartstrings.


They’re unbelievably precious to me.

Our August days have been filled with the things of summer – picnics, family reunions and gatherings of friends, painting porches, trimming hedges, and tending the garden, barbeques and a good book in a comfortable chair while Wally and LuLu quietly entertain themselves.  They adjust to the moment.  I hope they don’t mind that my camera and I occasionally intrude on those moments.  I’ll want to remember them always, and so I post them here where I can revisit the serenity and purity and love and decency they bring to my world.

And then there’s the garden…

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A sanctuary of beauty and wonder. 



My favorite place to get away from it all, and that’s exactly what I’ve been doing this month – casting off my weekly stress and sinking into a big blanket of comfort come Saturday.  Taking it easy, slowing down, and living in the moment – just like Wally and LuLu.


They’re great teachers.  They bring me happiness and calm, and in return I’m devoted to their health and happiness.  What a beautiful way of life.  Thank you for sharing life with me today after my brief absence.  I dropped off the blog scene in all respects for a while, but the urge to reconnect is pulling me back.  Wishing you a lovely day.