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Friday, January 27, 2017

Winter's Crystalline Beauty

The other day, a bank of freezing fog enveloped our world and then departed, leaving behind the most magical sight. Every tree, branch, and bush was covered in frost.

It was the kind of magic that doesn't last long but we sure enjoyed the sight while it was here!

Shyla sat in front of frost covered pine trees, waiting to find out what we were going to do next.

She was going to run around some more - her favorite thing to do!

She romped with such exuberance that day. It was the perfect temperature for her - quite cold but still in her comfort range.

I know that I say this frequently - but I love this girl like crazy! Her verve for life inspires me.

She reminds me to live each day to the fullest. For example, I've been finding that I've been exceptionally tired recently - and I tend to blame it on the medications that I take to prevent migraines and control chronic pain. Then, I remember that Shyla is on a very strong medicine to prevent seizures. She isn't complaining - she's making the most of every moment on this miraculous Earth.

Carpe Diem, for there may never be another day quite like the one that I'm living right now.


  1. Well said! Live every day, no excuses!

  2. What beautiful frosty pictures. We should all learn from our pups to live in the moment more often.

  3. So beautiful! We could hear the little creaks of the ice on the trees
    Lily & Edward

  4. Magical fairyland. Enjoy,I have never seen anything like that in all my life.

  5. I love what you mentioned about how Shyla lives life to the fullest and embraces each day. It truly sets a good example for us when we're feeling a little down or feeling sorry for ourselves. It's a good reminder to live in the moment and count our many blessings every day.

  6. Carpe Diem indeed!!! And with such beautiful scenery around you, we bet you do that every day.

  7. We love those mornings when everything is frosted over, it's so magical!

  8. Very unusually for here, we had hoar frost over a three-day period during New Year and the countryside was absolutely magical.

    Shyla looks so engaged in the fun she's having!

  9. So true! We dogs keep trying to teach you hoomans stuff so your life will be better!

    Your Pals,

    Murphy & Stanley

  10. NEARLY missed Shyla in that first photo!

  11. It sure looks pretty but I'm glad it's your neck of the woods!

  12. Those are some outstanding pictures. We hope you feel better

  13. It does look magical with the frost!
    Mr Bailey, Hazel & Mabel

  14. We learn so much from our dogs, don't we? They now how to live when we sometimes forget.
    Even people that don't love winter can't deny the beauty of it!
    Jan, Wag 'n Woof Pets

  15. Dogs have carpe diem down to a science! And you have magical frost down well too!


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