Once we are on a path that has either a fence or natural boundary along the edge of the path, I let Dusty off leash. He is feeling good and free and wants to walk fast, explore and then run. So I let him go, even though I am concerned that he will hit his … Continue reading Boundaries
Dusty runs with his master by his side until his master wears out. He can listen and feel me at the end of his leash and go very confidently and very quickly through his trail on the path of his life. My job is to look out for obstacles and holes in the path, but … Continue reading Running with Abandon
I stood very still in the dark. He was only five feet away from me and sniffing the air. He walked cautiously and looked around. Then he looked right at me, but did not see me. He was going blind, and I had not noticed. Dusty had adapted so well, I had not even noticed … Continue reading Dusty Memoir from my perspective
Habakkuk 3:8 “The mountains saw Thee and quaked; the downpour of waters swept by.” New American Standard (NAS) ‘On July 31, 1976, a violent rainstorm sent a rampaging wall of water through Big Thompson Canyon, Colorado, returning it to its primordial state. The massive millennial flood killed 144 residents and visitors at one of Colorado’s … Continue reading Flood Safety
Drip! Splash! Boom! No hike today as it is raining. For the first time in months, we have water washing the trees, flowers, patio and streets. You can imagine the tree leaves and trunk absorbing the moisture. I took my car out in the rain just to wash off the dust of months of dryness. … Continue reading Rain – no hike. It is wonderful.
So teach me to number my days that I may present to Thee a heart of wisdom….Psalms 90:12 Change. Everyday and every year. Three years ago I planted a wildflower garden in a dead patch of grass in front of the house. I added soil, seed and peat mulch. Stamped down the seeds with a … Continue reading Wildflowers and Changes