Enough oF Messrs Osborne and Cameron.
Not for the first time, animals put the smile back on my face, and unknot the nerves in my neck.
This spaniel would not make a good guard dog. His joy and seeing us when we walked by was palpable. He had never met us before, but in seconds we were admitted to his friends, invited to stroke his muzzle, feel the velvet softness of his throat.
My cousin Helen sent me this fabulous photo of Aunt Kath as a teenager enjoying herself in the sea.
Kath was always beautiful from childhood onwards. I don’t think she lacked male attention, but once widowed while still young she had no desire, at least to my knowledge, to remarry. I have the barest memory of her husband. He was on the periphery of my vision, while she was centre stage.
Play has to be balanced with rest.
MasterB This Way Up
MasterB’s Pink Ears
MasterB Lies Down
MasterB in Profile
Sometimes, walking along a street, I see something that just makes me smile.
This red bike, and the red geraniums behind it, had that effect. The sun helped.
Red Bike and Red Geraniums
A conversation with my friend Sue is the author of this post pre-bedtime. She alerted me to the number of death references in my blog recently. I do like living things. Continue reading
The tulips in the vase in my sitting room are wonderfully vibrant, and oh so beautiful.
Last week was pretty stressful, and I hoped that was the worst of it, but today has been up there on the Richter scale as well, at least in parts. So looking at pix of the ginger ninja is a balm to my soul which is feeling a bit battered and bruised, and helps bring a needed smile to my face.
These three are contenders for the calendar. I know which one I like the best, but how about the rest of you?
The tulips, again in the bathroom, were clearly on their last legs, but somehow, even more beautiful than when they were new.
Aunt Kath had a friend who was an artist and painted stunningly gorgeous paintings of flowers. These remind me of her work. Helen, if you read this, could you supply her name please?
I’ve just seen this post.
Just too adorable.
Note to self:
Make New Year Resolution to see if flight to the country and acquisition of dog possible in foreseeable future.