Things sure change. Only two of these girls are with me now. The changing of a calendar can make you think about time when otherwise, you might just forget to really count the days. Winter makes me slow down and I guess turn inward a little.
It's not my favorite time of year. One good thing-we don't have one drop of snow. It's raining right now.
As I was going through these old photos, I was amazed by the huge changes that have taken place. This old abandoned vineyard was ripped up, and it's a farmer's field now.
Some of 'my' trees are gone along the road, to make more room for the field. The dirt road now leads to a new home on top of a hill. A big change for us-to have new neighbors. They are not close in distance; I can see their light at night from my back windows. It's a comforting sight I guess. Somehow I feel I'm looking at a star on that hill, a star that resides inside a warm home, and shines down the hill at me-past animals restless to hunt, birds sleeping hidden, and there's me-peering at a light that's twinkling from behind bare trees-farther than shouting's distance from me.
Then-there are the geese-my two girls that will be 16 in June. Animals are so 'human' in so many ways.
Our dear Cheyenne-gone to heaven, but loved and remembered. A quirky dog with fear issues to drive a person mad! We rescued her. We were always trying to figure her out, and to find ways of helping her to learn that we were not going to hurt her. By the time I took this photo-she trusted me.
'Our' road- a dead end going past our house-there's a turn off going up a hill where our new neighbors live. The road will never look like this again. There is always some sadness in remembering. But I am filled with a kind of hope or adventure when I walk on this road now. Change is what you make of it. I have to live with some physical changes right now, and a little pain-which I'm not used to.
The calendar turns, the days turn one into another. Years become like books with pages missing-you can never remember or read them all again.
But it's ok.
That light will shine....