December 9, 2013

A Love Note to December

December has arrived. Our snow came and went and is, as of today, back again. Yes!

Last week looked oddly like springtime. It felt so strange to lose the snow so quickly. I didn't take photos then.

Here are some of the wintry photos I've taken in the past week or so when we did have snow. The forest walk that Meeko and I take once a day and occasionally twice is restorative for me. About 35 to 40 minutes surrounded by nature is a joy. Meeko bounds and leaps and then waits for his less rapid companion who is usually off taking a photo somewhere. We both revel in the sights and sounds of the forest, each other's company as well as occasional encounters with fellow nature lovers, both two-footed and four-footed.

Airborne! 'Superdog' in his head and in my heart. :)
If you look at all of the frozen water, you get a sense of why we can't walk here for three seasons.
Wrap yourself up. It's getting cold.
Autumn and winter. Soul mates.
Love in the forest.
Gorgeous spiky frost on the marsh. It reminded me of a feather boa.
Touchdown after leaping over the log!
Frost-tipped echinacea in my garden. (The only photo not from the forest.)
My beautiful heart tree. When I was trying to find it again, I actually said
'Where is my heart' out loud and then 'There it is'.  My heart.
More leaf love.
Is there such a thing as too much leaf love. I don't think so.
We have lived in our house here for over fourteen years. I didn't know about this beautiful path, even though it is just at the foot of our street, until we had Meeko.  I owe thanks to my furry friend for so many things.

❤ ❤ ❤ ❤ 


  1. I think Meeko is gorgeous. I love any of your posts that include him. Please give him a hug from me too. I noticed in the field nearest our house that the earth is pretty soft (loamy comes to mind) and I suspect the only time it really hardens up is in the winter too. It isn't full of water, but it feels like it is just beneath the surface. Great tip on the treats in the pocket. Michael said he took the three of them off lead the other day in the field and they were overjoyed just to be chasing a stick (against each other, I suspect) that they kept coming back to him to throw it again. Made me smile!

  2. Kathleen - gorgeous winter pictures and that Meeko is absolutely adorable. Enjoyed seeing your heart tree. Hope you have a lovely day.

  3. Love your sweet Meeko - and beautiful pics, very wintery!

  4. Beautiful photos, Meeko is a star, fancy him helping you find all this. We have quite mild temperatures here, 11 degrees! I'm not missing the snow as yet, one or two flakes near Christmas would be OK, but last winter was so bad, I don't know how you cope with such cold?? It is pretty though :) I loved your post on your painting commission too Kathleen, your art would touch the right place. Enjoy your walks, we are having to shorten ours now, my pup is slowing down so :( but he can still eat for England :)

  5. Meeko is the most handsome explorer of the winter landscape! A hug to him from me too!

  6. I have just found your Etsy shop, Instagram, and blog. My lucky day! We are kindred spirits. I love my garden (okay, all gardens, and nature), clouds, sunsets, sunrises, frost, flower buds, dead flowers with cool pods, etc. And I agree, there can never be too much Leaf Love! No links, but I named my shop for the seasons with joy in the name because i love and get so much joy from all seasons. We don't have real winter where I live in south Arizona. I miss it, and real fall, too. We get some leaves changing, in December! Oh, well, it is something, and the desert offers it's own amazing, and unique beauty! Thank you for sharing, on your different sites. I am looking forward to exploring further! Nancy

  7. Gosh, I had a nice, long comment and when i clicked to post it, it was gone. I will just say how glad I am that I found you and your lovely art and blog. I love all that you do, and never can there be too much leaf love!


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