Category Archives: dogs, loss

Winter Solstice Reflections

Winter arrived in the Rocky Mountains this morning with a gentle blanket of snow. Today, Winter Solstice marks the shortest day, the welcoming of winter.

A quote from John Steinbeck, “What good is the warmth of summer, without the cold of winter to give it sweetness?”

Solstice acrostic

Snow and darkness

On this day we celebrate the new season

Longer grow the days for the next six months

Savor the change of seasons as a time for reflection

Take time to appreciate the dark through sleep or meditation

I embrace the rhythm of the seasons

Celebrate winter for its beauty

Energy is renewed as take time for comfort by the fire.

Riley’s birthday

I’m celebrating Riley’s 15th birthday without him. He isn’t here …. except in my Facebook memories, as my screensaver, the picture on my refrigerator, in my heart, and the tears rolling down my cheeks. This picture was part of a charity event at a shelter. I didn’t normally dress him up but I recently came across this picture and to me it says, “I’m ready for a party!” 🎁🎂❤️ Love you little man.