a winter storm followed by freezing rain has left us with trees, buds, and leaves cloaked in ice.
the landscape shimmers and glistens like a million little gems.
frozen bits of life.
in the depths of winter, within us lies an eternal spring.
i wait with hope for the thaw.
it’s the most magical time of the year — every day.
our darling london and miss maddie make it so.
wishing you and yours a happy christmas and peaceful new year.
for family, love, london, our furry baby.
for this opportunity, this little life.
for the warmth of the sun, the beauty of this earth, new beginnings.
for all who love animals, who recognize the inherent value of all living creatures, who rescue and love.
today, i remember those less fortunate – furry and otherwise.
i think of those with little; of animals in shelters, desperate for a home; of animals neglected, abused and in need of salvation.
thanking my stars for this (messy, complicated!) good fortune.
thanksgiving wishes to you and yours.
a fitting name for this amazingly gentle, affectionate and beautiful girl.
once abused, used and discarded, she’s now well-loved, revered for who she is and a cherished family member.
i was fortunate to spend time with her (and her super chill guardian, sarah) this weekend.
we were graced with spring-like weather and autumn colors in the, always vibrant, rittenhouse square area of philadelphia.
miss grace was a rock star – garnering adoration, treats, and affection from onlookers who were drawn to her sweet face and beautiful caramel color, while posing for photos like she owned the park.
this loving lap dog (yep! she curled up on me every chance she got) gave good face and made my day.
check out the sneak peek -