Conversations

“Love without conversation is impossible.” — Mortimer Adler “I have the deepest affection for intellectual conversations. The ability to just sit and talk. About love, about life, about anything, about everything.” — Anonymous *   *   * Rescued from a horse barn in Pennsylvania, Squeaky overcame her shyness to become one of the most vocal members … More Conversations

Be Happy

“The dog lives for the day, the hour, even the moment.” — Robert Falcon Scott “Dance. Smile. Giggle. Marvel. Trust. Hope. Love. Wish. Believe. Most of all, enjoy every moment of the journey, and appreciate where you are at this moment instead of always focusing on how far you have to go.” ― Mandy Hale … More Be Happy

The season begins

“I pray this winter be gentle and kind— a season of rest from the wheel of the mind.” — John Geddes “December’s wintery breath is already clouding the pond, frosting the pane, obscuring summer’s memory…” — John Geddes *   *   * And the season begins ~ Cardinal’s scarlet feathers add burst of beauty to snowy … More The season begins

Gentle Giant

“When an eighty-five-pound mammal licks your tears away, then tries to sit on your lap, it’s hard to feel sad.” — Kristan Higgans “Slowly, Anna put up a hand to his muzzle and began to scratch that spot behind the ear where large dogs keep their souls.” — Eva Ibbotson Loved by his favorite persons, … More Gentle Giant

Distinguished Friend

“Always to be best, and distinguished above the rest.” — Homer “Most lives are not distinguished by great achievements. They are measured by an infinite number of small ones. Each time you do a kindness for someone, or bring a smile to his face, it gives your life meaning. Never doubt your value, little friend. … More Distinguished Friend

Magnetic Beauty

“Life is given only once, and one wants to live it boldly, with full conscious and beauty.” — Anton Chekhov “Painting from nature is not copying the object; it is realizing one’s sensations.” — Paul Cezanne • Inspired if not by Cezanne but by the mountains themselves, I decided to see what I could capture … More Magnetic Beauty

Puppy Love

“Happiness is a warm puppy.” — Charles M. Schulz “Money can buy you a fine dog, but only love can make him wag his tail.” — Kinky Friedman *   *   * Puppy Love: : All tuckered out after a romp on the Cape Cod beach, 12-week-old Golden Retriever Sandy rests on the shoulder of his … More Puppy Love

A Dog’s Life

“When I look into the eyes of an animal I do not see an animal. I see a living being. I see a friend. I feel a soul.” —A.D. Williams “When we adopt a dog or any pet, we know it is going to end with us having to say goodbye, but we still do … More A Dog’s Life

Swallows

“The reason birds can fly and we can’t is simply that they have perfect faith, for to have faith is to have wings.” —J.M. Barrie   When the swallow sings A wonderful thing Spring chance Graceful tapered wings Aerial flight, feathered king Sky dance A wonderful thing When the swallow sings Romance *   * … More Swallows

Best Buddy

“The world would be a nicer place if everyone had the ability to love as unconditionally as a dog.” — M.K. Clinton “They motivate us to play, be affectionate, seek adventure and be loyal.” — Tom Hayden Family member, best buddy and playmate, loyal and affectionate friend, that’s Bella! *    *   * Bella — Watercolor … More Best Buddy