“How beautifully leaves grow old. How full of light and color are their last days.” ~ John Burroughs
October is here and the garden has taken on a new look. Most of the flowering is done, seed pods now cling where flowers once danced.
Still a few resilient blooms remain…
This one tarrying daisy sways, lovely in her perfection, undaunted that she stands alone.
A small burst of purple on the clamatis vine, a gentle reminder of what was.
“We should enjoy this summer, flower by flower, as if it were to be the last one we’ll see.” ~ André Gide
Autumn has arrived. There is a new coolness to our morning walks, the landscape now tinted with yellow and orange.
This time of year we share the field with many geese.
Can I mom?
Go for it!
After Lacie’s walk it is Coco’s turn… more a study in meditation than anything else. My sweet old man turned 15 this past January. He is deaf and his vision is poor… but his enjoyment is 100%.
“Some of our greatest treasures we place in museums. Others we take for walks.”
It was a gorgeous October afternoon… rich in colour and in sunshine. Rhonda, Bear, Jack and I (camera-in-hand) headed out in the hopes of capturing some great moments, employing the autumn splendor as our backdrop. The location was Kildonan Park and Nature did not disappoint. What a perfect venue for capturing fall in all of it’s Manitoba glory.
Rhonda, Jack and Bear are long-time friends. Interestingly, five years ago, 5 month old Jack was the first shelter dog that I ever photographed. That photograph opened doors and introduced me to the wonderful folks at Winnipeg Animal Services. To this day the W.A.S. dogs own my heart.
It was that very same photo that connected Rhonda to Jack (then Aspen) and the beginning of Jack’s forever family. Handsome Bear is Jack’s canine sibling. Bear is the most lovable and the largest Samoyed that I have ever met. Together Bear and Jack make up a most charming duo … one that I am thrilled to photograph, any place, any time. Along with their beautiful “mom”, of course!
We walked, we talked… making frequent stops atop the growing carpet of leaves to click the camera shutter.
Thank you Rhonda for the pleasure of photographing your two boys on that gorgeous fall day. So far we have winter and fall covered. At the very least, we have two more seasons to go. Hope to see you soon.
Complimentary Photo Session – Bear and Jack
Meet Max, a small bundle of fluffy cuteness that will quickly steal your heart. This 12 year old little man is currently under the wing of Before The Bridge Senior K9 Rescue and is lovingly cared for by his forever foster family, Cindy and Jeff.
Max has many medical issues including blindness and deafness… but don’t for a minute think that this stops him. He kept me plenty busy during our photo session as he followed his nose and I scurried about trying to keep up.
Our photo location was the beautiful Kings Park. The day was overcast but with autumn beginning it’s display, colour was everywhere.
Max has a handy stroller that he uses when his little legs get tired and there is still a lot of outdoors to enjoy.
One of most notable things about Max is the love he receives from the two special people who forever foster him. Cindy and Jeff are a testimony to how rewarding caring for an elderly pet can be. They take the time and they make the effort, all with kindness and great affection. In return Max adores them… how perfect is that!
“I can’t think of anything more rewarding than making the last years of a dog’s life the best that they can be.” ~ author unknown
December 14, 2015 – Thinking of Max… R.I.P. sweet little superhero…
It is with a heavy heart that I share that Max has made the journey to Rainbow Bridge. I am so honoured to have had the chance to spend some time with this little man. He kept me plenty busy that October morning as I followed him about, a smile rarely leaving my face as I enjoyed his Maxy-antics. My heart breaks for his “mommy” and “daddy”. I know this little one will be dearly missed. Rest in peace, sweet Max.
Sadie turns 13 next month. The years and our time have passed much too quickly. I remember our walks when Sadie would be so far in front that she would be a mere dot in the distance. Today our walks are slower, more cautious… but still very much enjoyed. More a time of mediation than exuberance… perhaps a good fit for both of us now.
“Blessed is the person who has earned the love of an old dog.” ~ Sydney Jeanne Seward