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It's a fine line between living for the moment and being a sociopath.

Patricia B McConnell: For The Love Of A Dog.

Pema Chodron: The Places That Scare You

Daniel Wallace: Mr Sebastian & the Negro Magician



All paths lead to the same goal: to convey to others what we are. --Pablo Neruda

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Sunday, April 19, 2015

Almost summer means almost swimming!


Saturday, April 11, 2015

Taco at 10 and a half months








Monday, March 23, 2015

Putting her foot down: Taco at 10 months


Sunday, February 08, 2015

Taco on a sunny winter day







Thursday, January 01, 2015

Taco stalking a New Year's Day tennis ball


Sunday, December 14, 2014

You coming or what?


Are you blind? It's right over THERE!


I got a stick! I got a stick! I got a stick!


Monday, December 08, 2014

Taco at almost 7 months


Thursday, November 20, 2014

Nice day for chasing a ball








Sunday, November 09, 2014

Taco appears to be stumped


How to camouflage a taco


Sunday, October 05, 2014

Have expressed this exact thought so many times...



...but never this beautifully.

The photographer was set in his ways. A traditionalist, he did not have any faith in digital cameras, no matter how many millions of pixels they were capable of producing today. To him, half the pleasure of photography was working in a darkroom bringing pictures manually to life. He disliked the immediacy of digital cameras—the way you could see a shot seconds after taking it. At heart photography should have a certain degree of mystery in it, something ineffable and elusive, which was why he liked being in a darkroom developing pictures. It was a hands- on process you could not measure or ever replicate exactly. The photograph slowly emerging in its chemical bath was like a woman undressing in front of you—slowly slowly everything was revealed."

— Jonathan Carroll

Found here.  His blog and his tumblr are both intensely beautiful.

Sunday, September 21, 2014

Taco: Less and less puppy. More and more dog.












Wednesday, August 20, 2014

Taco at 11 and 12 weeks

Train ride!!!

Watching a hawk.

Chillin' like a boss.


Grandmommy and Grand-dog.



Morning nap.


Taco chillin' like a boss


Mom left today

...but we pre-celebrated her birthday six times, and introduced the grand-dog.



Late summer backyard plum harvest

The tree is in our neighbour's garden, but the branches bring the fruit to us over the fence.

Tonight is vanilla ice cream and as many of these as we can handle.



Sunday, August 10, 2014

Taco at 10 weeks: Napping and making friends.



First serious weekend nap together.

Making friends in the village.

My two favourite red-heads.