Monday, April 30, 2012

30 April


As much as I know
That Goldens are smilers
Default set at happy
[and, in your case, at sunshine & rainbows]
There is something about
YOUR
Smile
That melts the hearts of everyone.
I have, at times, taken this for granted
Having YOU smiling into my Life
Bringing your grin to my everyday.
Yet no more
Now I have learned to harness that sweetness
And ride it into the sun and over the rainbow
Too...

Sunday, April 29, 2012

29 April


This was a funny
When you tried wearing glasses
But REALLY...
You were just getting
Up Close
&
Personal
With your new friend...

Saturday, April 28, 2012

28 April


Rainbow Face Grace
It's strangely peculious
How a simple
[NOT very good at all]
Photograph
Can take on so many 
Shifts and changes...
This one in particular
Had me playing
[even discovering]
For quite some time.
And to think I nearly scrapped it
BEcause of its mess of imperfection...

Friday, April 27, 2012

27 April


This is so, so, ummmmmmm...
SO Gracie
Falling in love
NEVER falling out of it
EVER
NO matter whether you see a person
Once
And never again...

Thursday, April 26, 2012

Wednesday, April 25, 2012

25 April


That first time
The ocean held surprises
Some of them
Like this nice fellow
Scared you
At first...
But that's the thing about you
You don't run from what is scary
You wait
You watch
You make room
I suppose BEcause your heart
Is in charge.

Tuesday, April 24, 2012

24 April


You are ready
Always
For whatever Adventure
Life
Has
In
Store

Monday, April 23, 2012

23 April


Sometimes
YOU
Got tired
Spent
Worn-out
And so you'd drop into
Filet-of-Grace
Right there
BUT...
You'd still BE well aware
Of Heidi
And never EVER lose sight of her.
That's something about you that is
Extraordinary.

Sunday, April 22, 2012

22 April


Always Always
You two
Swirling & Twirling 
Having your fun
DOing what you did
BEing what you were
That was a fun time
Yes?!!

Saturday, April 21, 2012

21 April


I love your insistence
Taking a rest
Time-out
When you FEEL the need
Even playing
You will take a rest if you feel the need
This is another of your many gifts
To ME
As I, too, learn to pause, rest, and Let Go

Friday, April 20, 2012

20 April


Heidi is way littler
And younger
Yet YOU always let HER
Set the rules
Find the pace
And mostly
Win.
I will always remember that
Your style of friendship
Some would call it submissive
I call it
Love.

Thursday, April 19, 2012

19 April


You are a people dog
Moreso than a dog dog
Although...
You made an exception to that "rule"
With Heidi.
A tiny girl with a HUGE heart
An insistent bark
And some curious obsessions...
Oh how sweet your play.
I am glad I saw that
And gladder still you had it.

Wednesday, April 18, 2012

Tuesday, April 17, 2012

17 April


Your Face
is 
Someplace
Safe
Happy
Gentle
Home
I am blessed
By it
By YOU

Monday, April 16, 2012

16 April


Fearless & Exuberant
You go for adventure
Experience Life with glorious abandon
And can often BE counted upon to squeal
Your deLIGHT without even thinking how you sound or look

Sunday, April 15, 2012

15 April


You are a
Character
Clown
Cut-up
Crazy-girl
Giggle
Goofball
And
You
Always
Create
Laughter
In your wake

Saturday, April 14, 2012

14 April


Always Interested
You watch and note
Everything you see
Or hear
Or smell
You lock on with your gaze
Complete
Focused
Confidently
Curious
You truly "pay" attention to Life

Friday, April 13, 2012

13 April


Swimmy~Girl

With your serimous face
You look a little angry
But here's the secret
What I know
Having taken this photo of You
The sun was in your eyes
That's all it was
And mayBE you were even
Posing
BEcause this is one of a series
And each one is beautimous.

Thursday, April 12, 2012

12 April


When you see something
Or DO something
That requires
Focus
You are remarkably adept
At it.
[this despite your sunshine-and-rainbows-energy!!!]

Wednesday, April 11, 2012

11 April


Your fearlessness
Willingness to go for it
Especially when you aren't sure of something
[like a huge ocean]
Teaches me that wherever I want to grow
I need to walk
Boldly
Fearlessly
And surer of my ability to learn
Or work through a thing
Than of my worries, fears, and doubts
Thank You

Tuesday, April 10, 2012

10 April


What I noticed
Straightaway
As plain as could BE
Was the immediacy
That spoke
About the ocean
And YOU


Monday, April 9, 2012

9 April


Your firsts
Like this one
When you first met The Ocean
In Monterey
Teach me more than I'd ever hope to know
About JOY
Wonder
Magic
&
Sweet Discovery

Sunday, April 8, 2012

8 April


Graciosity

This is your unique capacity
To bring out the sweetness
And sometimes the biggest smiles EVER
In people who
For some reason
Or none whatsoever
Have lost their own capacity to grin...


Saturday, April 7, 2012

7 April


Infrared Goggle Girl
A photo magic thing
That makes a big smile
Invade my face

Friday, April 6, 2012

6 April


Growing up
You'd watch
Everything
From your perch
On the porch
And often I'd wonder
What your mind was saying
That would have you looking
So serimous.

Thursday, April 5, 2012

5 April


You are so quick
To fall in love
With
Everyone
Yet
Sometimes
It's something more
Like
Super-Glue


Wednesday, April 4, 2012

4 April


You've always LOVED to simply Watch the World
Like it's unpacking itself
Just
For 
YOU

Tuesday, April 3, 2012

3 April

Goggle Girl Satellite

This is one of my very favourite photos of you
In your swimming goggles
About 6 months old
A little snapshot of the goofy Grace
To come...
I've had so much fun playing with it
Yet nowhere near as much fun 
As I've had playing with YOU!!

Monday, April 2, 2012

2 April

You are wise
Goofy
Yet wise
And you take good care
Of yourself
And
Of 
Me
Always...

Sunday, April 1, 2012

1 April


When I took this picture of you
That late in July late afternoon
We'd had quite the rain falling
And after
A rainbow
I remember it clearly
Amazing Grace