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A sunset

In the garden at sunset
In the garden at sunset

Nature uses only the longest threads to weave her patterns, so that each small piece of her fabric reveals the organization of the entire tapestry.

~ Richard P. Feynman

Many things are revealed at sunset
Many things are revealed at sunset

The Party By The Pond continued well into the evening on Thursday.  Izzy and Bella joined me out on the deck near sunset.

Grazing in the grass
Grazing in the grass

Bella didn’t care to have her picture taken.  She was hunkered down in the shadows of the hedge and preferred not to be noticed in case there was something worth hunting in her vicinity.

Trying to blend in
Trying to blend in

Izzy was so busy hiding behind the dandelions and the grasses that she didn’t notice I was taking pictures of her.  She’s not usually so cooperative.  Bees and moths and damselflies were a good distraction from the camera.

Small worlds
Small worlds

Izzy inspired me to get down low and see the world from her perspective.  It’s been a long time since I’ve done that, and it was a marvelous way to say goodbye at a grass roots level.

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The mind is like a richly woven tapestry in which the colors are distilled from the experiences of the senses, and the design drawn from the convolutions of the intellect.

~ Carson McCullers

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This is another scheduled post.  If all is going as planned, I should have most of the kitchen packed up by the time this goes out.  I have two more days before the movers show up.  They will be packing up my computer.  Perhaps I’ll have the laptop to check in.  If not, my scheduled posts will take over until I’m settled in Back East.

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Thanks for keeping up with me.  Be good, be kind, be loving.  Just Be.  🙂

Pining
Pining

P.S.  Since I have a minute, a brief update.  The packing is going well, and I think we’ll have everything (or almost everything) ready to go when the movers arrive on Tuesday morning.  Yay!

Watering the flowers
Watering the flowers

The visit with my granddaughters was wonderful, albeit much too short.  Maddy and I picked flowers, some of which we put in her hair.  The rest went into a bouquet for the kitchen table.

Flowers and beads in her hair
Flowers and beads in her hair

I put the beads in Maddy’s hair, too.  I think I did okay putting a few beads in the hair of  a squiggly, wiggly, giggly four year old girl.  Actually, I’m surprised she stayed still for as long as she did (even if we did it at her request).

At the charity recital
At the charity recital

The charity dinner and dance recital was lovely (it was a lyrical and ballet dance recital to benefit the Nationwide Children’s Hospital).  Emma performed brilliantly.  She’s a beautiful and talented young girl.

I wish I could have spent more time with them both.

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20 thoughts on “A sunset

  1. Dandelions are one of my favorite flowers – would love to have a whole lawn full of them – but then the neighbors would hate me. 🙂

    I love the “Charity Recital” image. It is a really great photo. Your processing works perfectly for that image. Well done Robin.

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    1. Thank you, Terry. 🙂 I think some of our neighbors might hate us since we do nothing to kill off the dandelions. They’re really pretty this year. A bumper crop of dandelions.

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  2. yes that image is wonderful, movement caught in a moment of beauty … and the beads in the 4 year old’s hair … i can tell i will have to learn how to do that! so glad the packing is going well … and i love the low sunlight shining through the cat’s ears 🙂

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  3. I love the color and the light in these photos. I got down on my belly today too! What an exciting time you have coming – I have get caught up on your other posts. I’m thinking there might be a story about the adorable otter in your header! SQUEE! 🙂

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  4. Lovely down in the grass photo’s Robin, and Yaaay!! too for your packing mention, (’tis one of my pet hates) but unpacking? totally different, ’tis the beginning of a new adventure , and everything has it’s place in the story about to be written…Sunset is such a marvellous time… Happy Trails …. xPenx

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    1. Thank you, Pen. 🙂 I’m not sure I like unpacking anymore than I like packing, but it’s been a while. Perhaps it won’t be so bad.

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  5. I just remembered a tip that I was given, when moving house with my two cats, nineteen years ago. If you put butter on their paws after you move, they will lick the butter away, along with the scent of their old home, enabling them to re-scent with their new surroundings. I don’t know if that’s an old wives tale or if it really works, but I didn’t have any problems with relocating my kitties.

    Your grandbabies are so beautiful. Just think of the fun you will have with them when they come to visit you at your new home and you can explore your new surroundings together. 🙂

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  6. Pressed comment by mistake…
    I love the way you’ve captured your love for your land with these pictures of your cat.
    Really nice to see your granddaughter.

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