Tuesday, October 4, 2016

you can't get there from here...

 Beautiful October~lazy afternoons letting the geese wander while I'm ambling around...
 I've loved this bush since I was a kid-I remember one growing in my grandma's yard. I was fascinated with those white berries. I think it's such a pretty bush.



 Our colors are just coming out-it's even prettier than these photos show.




 My Titus is not feeling well. I can see it...she spends a lot of time sitting. She's been lame for 3 years-but never has changed the way she eats, or prevented her from getting around pretty well. Now, I can see her slowing down, not that interested in doing things with Sam (my other goose). I hold Titus every day. I feel like it's coming to the end of her life. She's 15 years old, and she has been spoiled and babied and loved just to death. I feel like I am being given a warning of her time to go....so I will try hard to just love her and treasure this feathery thing that I love so much.

18 comments:

jenclair said...

Your fall photos are so pretty! Titus seems to be in good hands, Debra.

Barbara said...

Beautiful photos and a touching post about Titus. Give him all you can, while you can. What kind of bush is that? My Grandmother memories revolve around blue Morning Glories. I plant them every year too, lovely photo. Not much color here in NJ after a dry summer, but change is in the air and very welcome!

Trish said...

Hi Debra..I love Autumn with all it's wonderful russet and golden days. Your photos are beautiful as always! I'm sorry your lovely Titus is feeling unwell..poor baby. Hope you have her for a lot longer yet. Have a peaceful day, my friend xox

Studio Maywyn said...

Prayers for Titus, a lovely pet
Your yard is so interesting its like being in a story book.

Carol- Beads and Birds said...

The trees are just starting to change colors in Northern Indiana. They say the summer weather will bring wonderful fall colors. But I'm not sure why since we had a rather dry summer and I thought you have better colors when it is more wet. I'll have to Google that. I don't think I have ever seen a bush like yours with the white berries. It's pretty.

I suppose geese slow down as they age just like we do. It's so hard to watch our pet friends get old.

xx, Carol

Deborah Nolan said...

Sweet friend I am sorry Titus is not feeling well. Yes love her as much as you can. One thing we never ever regret is loving those God puts in our lives. Certainly Titus has been a gift from Him. Beautiful photos- such a pleasure to see the season's changes. By the way is your morning glories everywhere too? Mine are racing and climbing everything. Take care xo xo!

Penny said...

I love these pictures!! We just got back from the Northern Nevada desert and I have 'tons' of pictures I'll be sharing on Monday's post. I LOVE this time of the year!!!

Angelsdoor * Penny said...

Oh Debra, I am so sorry Titus is not well. What a beautiful goose. Enjoy every moment.
Your photos are just beautiful!
Thank you so much for your most welcome visit and kind thoughts.
blessings,
Penny

Vicki said...

Lovely photographs. I am so glad you posted some here because I miss your posts from Sparrowgrass. So, this was a great surprise! I am sorry about Titus. It is so hard to let our furry and feathery and hairy loved ones go. I am glad there are signs so that you can spend some special time with him.

Do you know the name of the bush with the white berries? XO

Jeri Landers said...

Debra, dear Titus, I am sorry she's slowing down. I see that in my goose Mathilda. We lost a sheep yesterday, very suddenly... I just found her lying dead behind the barn. She was 10 yrs.old and had been showing signs of ill health for 2 days.

Angelsdoor * Penny said...

Debra,
Thank you so much for visiting Lily. And she is my GREAT granddaughter. Can you believe it?
Wishing you a wonderful weekend.

John Davis said...

praying for you and Titus. I know God does give us hints, I think sometimes to prepare us. I am not good at letting go. She is beautiful and I know she will always be a part of you and you her. love and blessings and hugs, Diana

Eggs In My Pocket said...

Such beautiful photos! Lovely place that you are in. I feel for you and your love for Titus, my rooster Norman was acting the same way ..........I lost him this week. I hope Titus pulls through

Yesteryear Embroideries said...

Hope sweet Titus pulls through and feels better. Lovely place where you are, lovely photos. I love that white berry bush!

The BUTT'RY and BOOK'RY said...

Oh dear sweet beautiful Titus!!! How dear are our animals that the good Lord gives to our care!
Our Angora Goat Millie is 17 and so frail,I did not think that she would make it through last winter's cold! And Lottie goat and Cal the Llama are very old too! Yes we do best by loving and cherishing our time with them! I am praying that Titus will recover! XXX OOO Love to you Dear One!! Linnie

Carol- Beads and Birds said...

I don't have your email address so I just dropped by to wish you a Happy Birthday. Hope you have a great day.
xx, Carol

Phyllis Oller said...

You are a good goose mommy & I am sure Titus loves how you love & care for him.It is sad to see loved ones slowing down.I pray for comfort for him & you.
I love strolling through your blog here.Your dolls are amazing.I didn`t realize you had a birthday,happy birthday.Love to you my dear friend,phyllis

sonja said...

Oh, the joy and heart ache we feel for our animal companions. they teach so much with out words!! And good bye is the hardest lesson i have learned.Grace comes to mind!
On a another note, your photos are wonderful!