Sunday, October 31, 2010


No matter what, Lily is always ready to try something new.  Here she is tasting milkweed for the first time.

It didn't last very long. 

Lily is always grounded and sure of herself.  She is happy wherever she happens to be.

For Lily, there is no end to a good day. 
I am trying to be more like Lily.  I remind myself that bad days do come to an end, and that dark skies still have colour.  Sometimes it's hard to look up, but when I do I am never disappointed.

Thanks for the help, Lily!  Now let's go outside!

Sunday, October 17, 2010

A few days ago I took Lily somewhere she had never been: a wide open field at the top of a hill.  It was a gorgeous sunny day with  no wind.

There were many new things to smell and see.  This is Lily watching a  lonely bus roll up the hill.
The sky was big, blue and wide.

The rocks were big too.
This was a surprise and I can't help wondering who did it.

On another day, this week, the sky was not blue at all.

On a dark day, it's  hard to keep standing upright.  Sometimes I feel all alone, but I know that's just the pain talking.  I take a deep breath, and my eyes are able to see colours again.

One morning this week was chilly and rainy.  A new friend appeared at my feet and followed me all the way home.
This random event that made me happy on a wet, dark day.  I guess you just have to stop and breathe sometimes so that joy can find its way back to you.  I hope you make a new friend today, too.

Sunday, October 10, 2010

Could be...Who knows...

It's hard to even think about, but something's coming. 

Every morning, no matter what temperature, wind or precipitation is out there, Lily is ready to go exploring.
Things are looking a little different in the neighbourhood these days.

This red is new.

The flower beds in the park are nearly all empty.

I know what's coming.  It's something cold and windy and...beautiful.  I know what to expect but there are so many things that I won't see coming at all.  The only thing I can really be sure of is that there will be  surprises. Some will be spectacular and wonderful and some will not.

I do know that love will always be there, and for that I am very grateful.

Happy Canadian Thanksgiving, everyone!

Wednesday, October 6, 2010

Have a look around

Mornings have been chilly this week. Lily always waits patiently as I put on more layers before we step outside.  Here are some of the things we saw:

 Perhaps it's just my own state of mind these days, but this flower looks like a stubborn survivor to me.

Lately I have been making choices to make my life simpler. 
 There are so many moments of each day that are meaningful, and I am doing my best to notice them.   
 Maybe I was too busy to see things clearly before.

I saw two feathers this week.  One black...

 and one gold!

Hope is in the ones you love. 
I wish you a day filled with happy moments.