“In three words I can sum up everything I've learned about life: It Goes On.”
Robert Frost

Saturday, September 7, 2019

Where Did Summer Go?

We had a long cold winter, a super short spring and summer was spent taking care of our sweet departed Dot and dealing with our own health issues. Not much time for enjoying the summer and now that things are getting more back to normal, it's pretty much over! I really didn't spend much time taking care of our garden so it's an overgrown jungle!

Here are a few images I've captured though. Hope you enjoy them as we move towards Autumn!

One of the last photos of Dot, she had to wear this surgical suit because her wounds never did heal after her cancer biopsies.  She didn't like the suit but tolerated it for the most part.  Her last day in the garden we removed her suit so that she could enjoy the sun on her fur and she loved being able to walk around free for awhile. I still miss her so much!

Guy relaxing after I played "thing on a string and kick the tennis ball" with him. He's adjusting to being the only cat in the house now.  He demands hugs and time on my lap each day!

 Someone left a feather on the hosta leaf!

One of my Instagram friends bought these spools the day I listed them. I haven't spent much time working on my Etsy shop lately.  It's hard to get back in the swing of things.

 These are my current favorite day lilies, they're done 
blooming now but I love the curvy petals!

 The fragrant white hosta and the yellow zig zag golden rod 
are a cheerful end to the summer garden.

I hope you all enjoyed your summer. I'm wishing for a long Autumn 
with crisp mornings 
and warm sunny afternoons! 

🌻🍁🍂~ Diane ~🍂🍁🌻

Tuesday, July 16, 2019

Goodbye Dot

I have sad news to share about our tuxedo kitty Dot. She has gone on her final adventure over the rainbow bridge to join her other feline friends. She had a wonderful life with us for the past ten years. She was slowing down a bit but it was a sudden unset of an aggressive cancer that took her. We provided hospice for her in her final weeks and with the vet's assistance, her passing was peaceful and quick.

Dot came to us via the Animal Humane Society of Golden Valley, MN. She was a 5-7 year old stray found under a back yard canoe. She had the most unusual voice that we came to love. She favored my husband and tolerated me. Over the past few years we did become friends though.

Her favorite pastimes were collecting her toy mice and laying them on her bed or bringing them to us as presents. She loved catnip and sunshine and enjoyed a daily stroll around our backyard.

Goodbye old girl, you were one in a million and we will miss you so much.

 May the stars carry your sadness away,
May the flowers fill your heart with beauty,
May hope forever wipe away your tears,
And, above all, may silence make you strong.
~~ Dan George

Image by Roland Winkelmann from Pixabay