Saturday, January 12, 2013

beauty in pale

all that beautiful snow
that graced us at christmastime
and after, and through this horrid flu
is melting now






january thaw 
this is what an elder dog does 
watches, listens, sniffs.
her eyes are cloudy
her hearing leaving,
but she loves both snow and wind.
oh, and me.

16 comments:

Valerianna said...

She's sensing it all in new ways. And the love is apparent when she looks at you :)

Drip, drip, drip on my metal roof. Bummer.
Last night the glacier that was curling out from the north roof fell on the wood shed roof. Now THAT was fun to wake up to... after all kinds of flashing outside and power outage. It was, needless to say maybe, quite a night!

henrietta (aka ani aka zani) said...

must agree with valerie - nothing like the love and twinkle in a puppy's eyes...i think a few more of these shots and there could be a flip book in the making - really - slow mow for melting snow and wendy turning to check to see if YOU are still there...

Velma Bolyard said...

valerie, WOW. i've had nights like that, too, best forgotten! i think it's over 50 degrees right now here.
henrietta, that's a great idea!

onesmallstitch said...

is that it for skiing, Mom??

handstories said...

glad you're feeling better. fun to see Wendy experiencing the weather, wish we could know what they are truly thinking.
& enjoyed the raffles of turkeys. something i've never seen-wild turkeys.

Velma Bolyard said...

jean, oh how she LOVED skiing!
hs, raffles...nice

aimee said...

she is so utterly wendy! what a perfect set of photos. i bet she wants you to get better, too.

blandina said...

I love the sequence of Wendy being somewhat baffled by what happened to the white snow!

Cait Throop said...

Oh Wendy!

Sweetpea said...

How old is your furry one, Velma?

My collie-girl will be [aprox.] nine this April. She splays her feet like that sometimes, these days. I see she doesn't have the balance-on-a-dime of younger days. She "takes readings" off the winds and still watches with intensity, especially me. And snow is her Gift from the Gods...

How much poorer we would be without them.

Hope you're well on the mend now!

Nancy said...

There is a special beauty in the paling of a life. A time to pull in and focus on the truly important things...nature, change on the wind and relationships. This is the core and Miss Wendy is living it and sharing her journey with you.
Thank you for sharing her with us. Such a calm and winter-life post. Glad you are on the mend.

Glennis said...

Hi Velma
Thought I'd drop in for the new Year and I am sorry to hear about your flu but lovely to see pictures of Wendy looking good for an old dear. I know how she feels. Hope you are better soon.

Barry said...

V- I had to smile when I saw the series of Wendy photos - it really looked like she was checking the scene out and then asking you the question:" is it really a good idea to go out in that cold and slush?" Go well. B

Fiona Dempster said...

Such a bundle of good looks on her face...your snow is melting as are we. Hope you continue to heal and mend and get out there again!

jude said...

hi wendy!

Velma Bolyard said...

so many word from friends! thank you!
aimee, she is and she does
blandina, she sure could be
cait, !
christi, wendy is 14 now, and has had a very athletic life until two years ago, when she started having some changes. i am a rich woman because of her friendship.
nancy, beautifully said
glennis, yes!
barry, she has a little trouble with deep snow now
fiona, i wish you weren't melting so--
jude, woof!

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