Haibun: Comfort

I’d comment but can’t see the screen…tears…

the video is really worth a watch…what a love story.

Thanks Xenia Tran…for all your lovely posts.

Whippet Wisdom - a Highland Journey

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It is almost two years ago that Mark Woods had to make a difficult decision. Walnut the whippet was eighteen years old and had been increasingly unwell. He wanted to take his faithful friend for one last walk on his favourite beach. In a simple Facebook post he invited other dogwalkers to come along if they wanted to say goodbye to Walnut. The post was shared and shared. When we saw it on Twitter we shared it too.

Hundreds of people turned up. Children walked up to Walnut to stroke him and say goodbye. He was hugged, time and time again, while Mark carried him around wrapped in a blanket. Walnut’s eyes were full of love. Occasionally, he would look up at Mark and lick his face.

autumn gathers
her blanket of comfort
around our heart

© Xenia Tran

two whippets in winter jackets walking towards each other on a forest trail with autumn leaves

The video below shows a recent interview with Mark.

With love…

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October Photo a Day Challenge

https://citysonnet.wordpress.com/2018/10/01/october-photo-a-day-challenge/

Ooh, ohh, I just found another photo challenge although I am having a hard time keeping all these new challenges straight.

Here are the topics I missed so far:

  1. Welcome October
  2.  Layers
  3. Start with O
  4. Numbers
  5. Birds
  6. Inspired by poem
  7. Dog

Wonder how many of these I can catch up on…hmmm.

1.) Welcome October

I both love and feel sad when I see the last few apples for the year. This season, from our Apple Cider pressing parties, we had about 50 gallons!

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2.) Layers

One winter we took my grandsons down to Hood Canal during the Holidays. It was well below freezing but there was no snow. There was a house decorated with layers and layers of water sprayed on the trees which then froze.

3.) Start with O.

What can I say. I always start with “OH!” when the Blue Angels fly over my house!

4.) Numbers

You’d think I would be slowed in my Cobalt Collecting obsession by the numbers of pieces I have….but NO!

5.) Birds

My favorite thing to photograph…well, one of my favorites.

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6.) Inspired by poem

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7.) Dog

Our friend Marc’s sweet Akita, Razor, and our dog “nephew” (my sister’s dog) Ola, who is even sweeter!

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Well, that wore me out but now I am caught up…except for that poetry thingy.

A Heartfelt Message from a Child

My friend Karuna posted this and I thought it was really worth sharing.

Living, Learning and Letting Go

A friend sent me this video a few days ago. It is tough to watch but it has a VERY important message. I hope the time comes when the world has changed so much that this 6 year old’s words are no longer needed, other than for a history lesson.

I also found this follow up video:

It would be nice to see a follow up of the follow up.

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Lens Artists Photo Challenge 9/16/23 Small is Beautiful

Small really can be beautiful. Macro and close-up photography is my favorite! Too many choices so here’s a selection.

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Baby Bug

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Bits and pieces of all the tiny treasures from childhood, turned into “toy Baskets”

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A huge bouquet?

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Or maybe not. Found all these itty bitty flowers in a meadow along side a road!

 

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Big to these guys but relatively small for “Bug Clean-up”

 

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https://shareandconnect.wordpress.com/2018/09/15/lens-artists-photo-challenge-11-small-is-beautiful/

Dr. King and Dr. Angelou

90 Years ago, we were blessed with Maya Angelou’s arrival on the planet.

And 50 years ago today, we lost Dr. King.

 
Here is his voice to remind us…………
 

 

And if you go to the Google “doodle” for today (on their home page or maybe just google it 😉)….there is a stunning reading of the poem Still I Rise by Dr. Angelou and others…

 

Here are three things I have written about my experience about Martin Luther King, Jr.

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king/https://chosenperspectives.com/2017/01/16/dr-martin-luther-king-part-2-2/

https://chosenperspectives.com/2016/01/18/more-to-honor-