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Friday, July 22, 2016

The world is too much with us, yet today

For my 2000th blog post, I have chosen the words of poet William Wordsworth instead of using my own, which are insufficient. His words might seem archaic to some, but the sentiment is as true today as it was in the 1800s when he wrote them..."getting and spending"...which of us cannot relate to that? "Little we see in nature..." we're too busy getting and spending to be able to see anything in nature. "For this, for everything, we are out of tune...It moves us not."

"It moves us not"! How many of us are sincerely moved by the atrocities in the world today? How many of us can see the beauty in nature? How many are "getting and spending" and therefore unable to see anything else?

William Wordsworth 1770-1850......... (poets.org)


The world is too much with us; late and soon,
Getting and spending, we lay waste our powers;— 
Little we see in Nature that is ours; 
We have given our hearts away, a sordid boon! 
This Sea that bares her bosom to the moon; 
The winds that will be howling at all hours, 
And are up-gathered now like sleeping flowers; 
For this, for everything, we are out of tune; 
It moves us not. Great God! I’d rather be 
A Pagan suckled in a creed outworn; 
So might I, standing on this pleasant lea, 
Have glimpses that would make me less forlorn; 
Have sight of Proteus rising from the sea; 
Or hear old Triton blow his wreath├Ęd horn.

Tuesday, July 19, 2016

Words of wisdom we all need in trying times



Words fail me these days, so I am sharing this quotation from Martin Luther King Jr. to express how I feel about the world today.

Monday, July 18, 2016

Does your dog often get a perm?

Lindy does, every time she's out in the rain...

Photos by Richard Schear




When Lindy's daddy brushed her later, many of the curls
disappeared, but she still had her 'permanent' ones left.

Linking this post with Our World Tuesday


Sunday, July 10, 2016

Sittin' in the sun, lookin' at my shadow














"Yep, sittin' right by my hole, lookin' at the shadow of my ears."

















"Maybe I'll come out farther, maybe hide behind these weeds."


"Oops, maybe not. I think I'll just go back into my hole."

My husband Richard Schear took these photos of the comings and goings of a wild rabbit during his walk today, and brought them home for me to enjoy. Finally a picture of an animal other than our dog Lindy on my blog site!

Connecting with Camera Critters
and also with Our World Tuesday.


Monday, July 4, 2016

Just a little rubby of the tummy, please

Linking, somewhat belatedly, with Our World Tuesday because, these days, Lindy is pretty much our world. She's getting old and tired, but she still gets enthusiastic when asked if she wants to go for a walk. Unfortunately, she doesn't get very far, but is happy to lie down to get her tummy rubbed.

This time, after leaving the house, Lindy and her daddy didn't even get across the street. She decided to lie down on the walkway immediately after coming outside, and rolled over so her daddy could rub her tummy.
Her daddy loves Lindy as much as I do (and maybe even more than he loves me) so he was happy to oblige, right there, in front of God and mommy's camera.




 Kay Davies photos


A wild and crazy sky





And there was no rain. It wasn't a storm, but it sure looked impressive.

Kay Davies photos 2016

Tuesday, June 28, 2016

I love this photo

I've been wanting to post this picture for a while now. It isn't anything special, except to me and to Lindy's daddy. If you look v-e-r-y carefully, you can just see his elbow, as he works at his computer.
On the floor, however, is a wet dog. And not just any wet dog...it is, of course, our Lindy, who tries to get as close to my husband as she can, no matter where he is or how busy he is. (Lindy and I consider ourselves fortunate because her daddy still works, to keep us in dog food and other necessities.)

Kay Davies photo, 2016
I'm posting this for Our World Tuesday, brought to us by Lady Fi, whose beautiful Goldens would hardly recognize Lindy as one of their breed. Yes, she does look more like a sheep. Her hair always curls when it's wet.



Tuesday, June 21, 2016

Lindy loves her daddy, and tummy-rubs

It was a lovely day...blue skies and puffy clouds, so Lindy agreed to go for a walk with my husband. After they had crossed our street, she decided a tummy-rub was in order, so she lay down and rolled over onto her back. A pretty energetic move for such an old dog.

Tummy-rubbing over, she contemplated crossing the road again to come home.

But wait...no need to rush home...we'll just sit here on the neighbours' lawn for a rest.