Today’s prompt is indeed.
A dog sat by his owners’ front door,
Having heard them say “at the grocery store”.
To doggie minds, their people hunt great!
So, he was content to just sit and wait.
Once his people returned with all that ‘feed’,
He was humbly impressed again, indeed!
Todays prompt: Use “never again” in a poem
He kissed my nose.
The pup chose me.
I hugged him tightly
My heart pure glee.
We had a life.
A sacred long bond.
No before or after
His face grew grey
His joy slipped low
I knew, one day,
To let him go.
Never again! I cried.
Can’t go through such pain!
But to honor his memory
I chose to love once again…
Missing my dear friend Ollie. 2004-2019.
Norah… rescued 2019
(Click on photo to enlarge.)This is a photo of my dear, departed, neighbor, Cooper. Every morning, this handsome fellow, used to look into my back porch, through the door window, until I would notice him. We had a ritual of a hug and a dog treat. I believe he enjoyed them both, equally. Miss you old friend.
I realized that on Mondays, I am usually overflowing with camp observations. Thought I’d share some, now and then.
It was the first gorgeous weekend of the 2013 season. Temperatures that I would happily keep year round, 70s, by day, and upper 40s, by night.
To the right, is our original site which my husband, Ed, had cleared and built. The whole area was thick forest when we began over 15 years ago. This is Ellen and Kory’s place now. (They weren’t here this weekend.)
We have a small Walmart sunken pond which is my first stop every weekend. It provides a wonderful vernal pool for amphibians. The visitors are fewer,so far, and I have a good theory as to, why?
It has been recently dry and the spotted salamanders and wood frogs migrate farther during rainy weather. Only the green frog “locals” and one mature Red Spotted Newt are currently present. This is a first for my pond. This week promises some rain but I’m afraid that their egg laying, for this year, might be over. 😦
So off to check out my plum blossoms. Last year, I was alarmed by how few honeybees had tended to pollination. This year, I spotted a few but the numbers are still dismal compared to years past. I’m hoping that our chilly Spring has not yet awakened the masses.
As the day progresses, I plan my garden. We have suffered for 4 years with a terrible fungus blight. This year, I plan to grow corn and I’ll be trying an above ground method for tomatoes using wooden skids.
Ollie, my Jack Russell, is the happiest camper. He’s able to run loose and dig to his heart’s content. He is now 9 years old and requires more breaks in the sun. Of course, he has his own chair.
Ed and I camp in an area that he prepared for our 5th-wheel. It is just below the old homestead and is our little piece of heaven.
Ed keeps very busy. He gathers wood and splits it, as well as, maintaining the lawns and building wonderful stone flowerbeds. His four-wheeler has all that he needs. Yes, a rifle and a chainsaw are both necessary here. Actually, Ed had arrived the day before I came. Our gas grill had been knocked from our deck and one (empty) cooler was out in our yard. Our friends, with a game camera, have evidence of a large black bear in our area. Coyotes and a fisher have also been spotted. We leave no food or garbage out to entice them!
I was pleased to see the first of Ellen’s tulips open. The daylight hours are shorter in the woods, so our campsite is a bit behind what we have at home.
I was also happy to see some forget-me-not seeds had taken where I’d hoped they would fill in on a banking.
I never fail to search our piece stone before we leave. It was quarried in Hudson, NY and has many seashell fossils from a time when New York was an ocean floor. I have always loved rocks! I’m thrilled to look for fossils and, sad that so many were ground up, too. I guess I would have never had the chance to find them if that had not happened.
So there you have a glimpse of the “good life” I find in the forest. I also had time to read in a lovely shaded area beside my dog.
Further updates will show my flower beds and garden. See you later!