These cool early Autumn mornings with their glistening heavy dew spread over the land are in my opinion just the best of mornings that mornings can be. Foliage at it's thickest, colors quickly reaching their finest hues for the entire year. Crickets fill the Autumn air with song and the air itself has an ethereal feel to it as the Earth slowly rotates North bending the Sun's cooler rays even lower across all horizons. From now to mid October there hangs in the air a nostalgic magic, a calming of the Spirit, a feeling of well being and a sense of passive apprehension for the coming winter months ahead. It is the soothing calm before the storm and the sighing of relief after a long hot summer.
HEADING OUT OF OUR FORESTED PARK INTO A COOL BRIGHT CLEAR SUNNY MORNING
CAN YOU FIND THE SPIDER??
‘A-HAAAA’ HERE’S THE LITTLE FELLER NOW
EARLY AUTUMN MORNINGS ARE THE BEST TIME FOR FINDING SPIDER WEBS
Pheebs and I spent a little time in the Hullett Marsh surrounded by a sense of peaceful serenity. When we go there it is like we are in a large cocoon or protective bubble insulated from the trappings of the outside human filled world. No traffic sounds, no people noise, no conversations, no pressure or stress, no timetables, no nonsense. As temporary as it all is it is always my absolute best time of day each and every time Pheebs and I go there. We are so fortunate to have a calming wildlife area only 20 minutes from our house. Little did I imagine way back in the late 80's when I first stumbled upon the Hullett Marsh while living in Stratford that one day I would actually be living so close to it. And I never could have dreamed how much pleasure this Marsh would one day hold in store for me and my best Pal Pheebs:))
COOL AUTUMN MORNINGS ARE JUST THE BEST OF EVER
And let me a take a minute to tell you about why I like traveling around with my best Pal. We never have a disagreement and she's always happy with wherever we go whenever. She never criticizes me, holds a grudge, loses patience or gets mad at me. No matter what I talk to her about she always listens and never has an opposing or conflicting opinion. My schedule is her schedule and her time is my time. We interact so well together we can predict each other's moods, modes and moves. With a few words and even just a look I can wag her tail and without a word and just a look of her own she can melt my heart. She never tells me where to go and never loses patience no matter how many times I stop to take a photo of something. Pheebs never complains or gets mad about anything and she always wants to be close to wherever I am and never wants to go home until I do. If I could happen to find even the tiniest fraction of my dog's ways in myself I can't even begin to imagine how happy and content that would make me feel inside. Whoever coined the phrase, 'man's best friend' has to be the wisest being in the entire Universe. You can have your religions and you can have your views but give me my dog and I will give you my shoes………..
MY BEST PAL PHEEBS:))
GROANER’S CORNER:(( We’ve begun to long for the pitter-patter of little feet, so we bought a dog. It’s cheaper, and you get more feet.
How is a dog and a marine biologist alike? One wags a tail and the other tags a whale.
A Canadian psychologist is selling a video that teaches you how to test your dog’s IQ. Here’s how it works: If you spend $12.99 for the video, your dog is smarter than you.
Why did the dog walk into the bar? He was looking for the man who shot his paw.
I spend three minutes every day choosing a TV channel to leave on for my dog. Then I go to work, and people take me seriously as an adult.
What do you call a cold dog sitting on a bunny rabbit? A chili dog on a bun.
The summer was hot but it sure wasn't long. No summer ever is. It's middle of June to mid-September at the very most. To me summers should last 6 months at least. But they shouldn't be too hot and muggy. Oh well, we never get it right, do we?ReplyDelete
Just curious...were you this close to your other dogs?ReplyDelete
Yes, I have always been close to my best Pals.ReplyDelete
I would like to be as ambitious as those spiders. I rode into one of those big webs on a horse one time. I'm lucky the horse didn't throw me because I was having such a fit. I don't know if those big spiders bite but I didn't want to find out.ReplyDelete
It was still pretty warm here today, Love you spider web pics.ReplyDelete
What a beautiful tribute to your dog!ReplyDelete
I'm enjoying the mornings in the mid-50's, but then the temp climbs up to about 90 during the day. I'm ready for some 70 degree days.
You really got some great photos of the webs and I enjoyed them. But the best part of the blog today was the part about Pheebs. She is a lucky girl because you can spend so much time with her. Not everyone can do that, but it really pays off, although I think all dogs love their people if they are treated half way decent, and they are so forgiving.
Great photos of the spider webs! Of course, I never tire of photos of Pheebs:)ReplyDelete
You have expressed very well, my feelings about my dog as well, it's difficult to express just how close we are to our little friends but you have done it extremely well, Al. Thanks so much.ReplyDelete
ackkkk too many spiders!!! :) lovely PheebsReplyDelete
Nice blog Al, especially about Pheebs. Dogs are magical.ReplyDelete
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