Just as in our lives some areas have flourished and others have died off. When we first moved in the lilacs were brilliant, the bushes were very tall and bordered two sides of our back yard. They were full and spectacular, the scent was sweet and light and beautiful. Now they are dying off which makes me very sad. I have the worst green thumb ever and only the hardiest of plants survive here.
Mya is our dog. She is an Aussie shepherd /Border collie mix. This image was taken after all her frumpy winter undercoat was brushed out and she had just had a bath. She is a wonderful dog, and a good friend. She is a natural herder. She herds us when she thinks it is time for bed, time to eat or time to walk. This year she has taken to herding the grandson outside if she feels he is going somewhere he shouldn’t-which he thinks is both funny and frustrating. Mya likes to be pampered – she is a girly girl. She only acts up when it is time for a walk –then she jumps and pulls and barks. I think some of this is her herding me to move a little faster on our adventure. She is very good at alerting me to other people and other animals. When I had my surgery and was unable to take her with me on my walks I felt very uneasy, and lonely.
I look forward to the longer, warmer days and the sweet smell of spring. I look forward to new blooms and green grass-mowing never seems like it will be a chore coming out of winter. In Ohio it is shoveling, mowing or raking, each season has it’s own tasks. Just when I think I absolutely can’t stand another day of one season another one is right around the corner.