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Tuesday, June 25, 2013

Full Circle

One of K's Columbines just bloomed - a poignant reminder of all that has happened in the past year. I'll love her forever. As I gazed at it, I remembered how she and I sat next to Columbines last summer, taking life slowly and soaking up the beauty.
There's a new girl, sweet Shyla, who is learning all about the bounties of summertime in the mountains. We mountain biked on Paradise Trail this morning.
I'm so happy to have her to share this beauty with. She's so sweet and so sensitive. I love seeing her with a happy sparkle in her eyes.
And she makes her own rainbows all the time!
Her ears are flapping in the wind in the photo above. We have a hot wind gusting out of the west today. It reminds me of the day when a huge wildfire started near us a few years ago. Today, I took Shyla to town for training but only stayed for a short time because I was scared about R being home alone and a fire breaking out. I hope that sweet Shyla never has to learn about fire.

We've almost come full circle. It's been nearly a year since K died, and now Shyla and I are soaking up similar summer beauty as K did in those last weeks. It's bittersweet but I'm so grateful that I have my Shyla next to me.


  1. Beautiful! You are coming Full Circle and we're glad that you are remembering all the good times and beauty that you shared together. We're happy that Shyla is there to help guide you through the "rainy days."

    Lily Belle & Muffin

  2. The circle of life goes on and on. We are so happy that Shyla has brought so much happiness to you.

  3. I'm glad you have your sweet Shyla girl to brighten your world. - Newton

  4. Nearly one year, and you are there with Shyla, she blooms with happiness, like the flowers, bright and full of life. Greetings from Jean.

  5. Any girl who can create her own rainbows is magical in my book! I always smile thinking about how the two of you found each other and what a perfect fit you are. All dogs should be as lucky as yours! :)

  6. Beautiful and honest post. K will always be with you and now Shyla is too.

  7. Beautiful Columbine!
    We love Shyla, and R- and will always love K- for all that she teaches us about life.

  8. This is a very touching post. Love the photos too.

  9. Oh man Shyla you have some pearly whites
    Benny & Lily

  10. Yes the circle is almost complete. Butt as with circles it goes on and on and now it is moving beautifully with sweet, happy Shyla.

  11. One circle is almost complete, but it has taken many to there and there will be plenty more to take you around again.

    So glad Shyla is part of those circles with you. :)

  12. Sweet memories are the best, but making those memories with a new friend is great too.

  13. Each of our dogs are unique, but I believe we fall deeply in love with all of them.

  14. I hope you didn't have to deal with another fire or more smoke. Right after Ride the Rockies, we had a fire six miles from our home, and the smoke was worse than during Ride the Rockies. Let's hope we keep getting rain now...

    It is so sweet to see you enjoying summer and K's columbine with Shyla.


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