Project 52 | Week 14 – Wide Open Spaces

The theme for week 14 of the Project 52 Pet Photographer’s blog circle is “wide open spaces”.

In this time of COVID-19 restrictions and physical distancing, I am so fortunate to have a wide-open space literally steps from my back door.

The gate from the backyard opens to a prairie field that I and the dogs walk almost every day. We never tire of the walk or the scenery as the field sings the song of each season so beautifully.

As it is… this time of year is perhaps the drabbest with leftover snow and much water laying about. These days, Lace and I tend to head out early while the frost still spikes the grass and the spring sun has yet to work its magic on the thin ice that covers the many puddles.

This morning, while I strolled and Lacie ran about, I heard a robin’s song as a flock of geese flew overhead. In these uncertain times, this field and our morning walk remind me that I have much to be grateful for.

I’ll sing my song to the wide open spaces
I’ll sing my heart out to the infinite sea
I’ll sing my visions to the sky high mountains
I’ll sing my song to the free, to the free.
~ Pete Townshend
The Who – The Song is Over

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Scenes from a Dog Walk at Sunrise

January is here… the time of never-ending winter.

The hours of sun are increasing, but the light still begins at a reasonable hour, allowing for a chance to enjoy the day’s beginnings. Having a dog to walk with simply adds a smile to the experience.

The past year has been difficult. I lost my Roland, my husband, after a short but intense battle with brain cancer. Grief now encircles my world.

Mornings, and walks like this, bring a sense of comfort and hope.

We met our neighbour and his dog, Maple, while walking in the field. Maple and Odin are best buds. But, since Odin was at doggie daycare this morning,  Lacie had Maple all to herself.

Be gentle with the one who walks with grief
If it is you, be gentle with yourself
Swiftly forgive, walk slowly,
Pause often,
Take time
Be gentle as you walk with grief
–Author Unknown