This was my view today, pretty much all day. From the ferry line, to the back roads,
to the main line - Interstate 5 - WET. While the east coast deals with
white and snow, out here in the northwest we deal with grey and rain. Endless amounts of it.
Day after day 'till at times I think I may lose my friggin' marbles.
Per usual for these late winter blues, I put extra effort into "seeing the light" so to speak
through other means. I scream for favors from friends afar .... oh, let me live vicariously!
Tell me about laughing, about dancing, about how you spent time with your loved one.
Show me all your pretty pictures - I need color ... show me the whole world has not gone dormant!
I listen to energizing music [very loud] and make a special point of smiling at every person
I meet who looks like I feel. I eat more food that nourishes and I stick to uplifting books
and leave the heavies for later.
Most of all, I try to stay grateful because it's hard to be down when you're thankful.
Isla dawg happens to be one of the great lights of my life
so during the outward bound downpour, I pulled this image from my iphone archives
and played with the sun flare around her fluffy self.
With me today, like usual, she rode in the back of the jeep & didn't fail to beg a cookie
from the ferry man. She rides for hours without complaint only popping her head up front
for a cuddle every now & then.
Hard to believe she's almost 10 ... she still shines so bright, does she.
I know we are counting days together now
but I dearly try to not take a single moment with her for granted.
Her reticence around cameras is a bit legendary at this point
[just how does she know that thing I talk into is also trying to take her picture?]
I've used many a trick over the years to capture her portrait ...
sometimes I've been lucky enough to bypass her wily ways.
That's my girlie.
Best pal ever, rain or shine.