Sunday, September 30, 2012

30 September

Mesa, AZ December 2008

Your face

Tells me more
Than words ever have

With its most simple expressions

Saturday, September 29, 2012

29 September

On My Waterfall Sedona 10.2005

Oh you are bodacious
So proud
Climbing onto one rock
Then another
Shouts from your sweet smile.

Friday, September 28, 2012

28 September

Sedona Summer Morning 2008

Few things deLIGHT you more
Than taking a nose walk
Especially when punctuated with
The Great Muddy
Friends who give you belly rubs

Thursday, September 27, 2012

27 September

Take away your FLASH
Your glittering GLOW
And the golden softness of you
And what's left

Wednesday, September 26, 2012

26 September

At Home in Sedona July 2005

I remember watching you
As you seemed to transform
From tiny puppy
To young dog
Little still
And all the while

Tuesday, September 25, 2012

25 September

Doggie Dude Ranch July 2008

You are so YOU in this photograph
Attention set
Learning to find balance
For just a moment
Completely contained
And present...

Monday, September 24, 2012

24 September

On My Porchie June 2005 Sedona

This same face
Its intensity
Its quizzical anticipation
Whenever I am treated to it

Sunday, September 23, 2012

23 September

Happy Gracie Outside the Wee Cottage December 2009

There are so many pictures of your smile
Each one telling a story
That doesn't need words

Saturday, September 22, 2012

22 September

Looking Back August 2006 Lake Tahoe

When you took your first tentative steps into the water, I felt a mix of pride, terror, and giddiness.

It was a day I'll never forget to remember
As I watch you, still
Taking first steps
Just BEing curious...

Friday, September 21, 2012

21 September

Seriously Snowy Grace 16 March 2008

There are moments like this one
Where I can remember YOU
Along the way.
Where I can see who you BEcame
At certain times
And how that made you
Who you are

Thursday, September 20, 2012

20 September

Playing with Hansi at the Wee Cottage December 2009

You make them so easily
And you fall in love
With each and every one.

Wednesday, September 19, 2012

19 September

Walking the trail in Sedona July 2008

On our walks
Out in the World
I remember the littlest moments
Of our Journey together
And the brightest have been
Just walking side-by-side
With you.

Tuesday, September 18, 2012

18 September

Sedona July 2008

There are so many looks you have
You have ALWAYS had
Yet over time
As I come to know YOU
I realise what you've been "saying"
All along.

Monday, September 17, 2012

17 September

NOT-SO Dry Creek, Sedona... July 2008

It was such fun to watch you
Navigating the muddy
Exploring its wonder
Rolling gleefully in it
Utterly sated
Then bringing me a treasure
Just BEcause you could!!!

Sunday, September 16, 2012

16 September

Gracie Sunning Herself June 2005

It makes me smile
Every single time
When I dip into the well
Of Gracie piccies
Each one a reminder
Of a day 
A moment
A little blink 
Of your Amazing Gracie Life

Saturday, September 15, 2012

15 September

Sedona August 2005... Gracie EnJOYing a Stick

You have a very strange sense of taste
Something that
Makes me laugh
and others...
Well, let's just say if I could I WOULD...

Friday, September 14, 2012

14 September

Little Girl @ Home in Sedona July 2005

You seriously love your babies
Though at first look it might appear otherwise..
And it's always been like this
Same stance
Same focus
Same intensity.
Only the babies
Change as the days and years go by...

Thursday, September 13, 2012

13 September

Sedona. July 2005

I have always admired your patience
Your willingness to take Life in
Without feeling the slightest compulsion
To change what is to "your way.'

Wednesday, September 12, 2012

12 September

Crazy Mixed-Up Parking Lot
"Center" Lake 25 December 2008

How wild a World, eh?!
You had the BEST day that Christmas
I imagine you thinking Santa so generous
To bring you a place to wade
And get gloriously soaking wet!!!

Tuesday, September 11, 2012

11 September

Center Lake, Mesa AZ Christmas 2008

Never one to BE shy
To hold back
You will even nose-dive
In the parking lot
Silly girl!!!

Monday, September 10, 2012

10 September

March 2008 Sedona Dog Park

It was funny to watch you
In a place made just for dogs
[and their people]
You quickly discovered the trail and ran it
Up to the top
Down like a slalom skier
And back up again.

Sunday, September 9, 2012

9 September

 Sedona July 2005

You have always been the
Queen of Negotiations
You take your time
To think about
Consider possibilities
only after all that
DO you choose.

Saturday, September 8, 2012

8 September

Lake Tahoe September 2006

It always is a surprise to see your face like this. 
It's rare, for sure, but it is always startling. 
And what's MORE startling is how quickly it changes, like a shadow passing inside of a blink...

Friday, September 7, 2012

7 September

18 March 2008 Sedona Dog Park
So many memories in each photograph
I never realised this BEfore...
It is true
[though NOT always worthy of telling]
That EVERY picture tells a story.

Wednesday, September 5, 2012

5 September

Were you really once upon a time so tiny
So small
So new to the World
So much ahead of you?!
[and me]
I know you were
This photo proves it
Yet sometimes I am certain
You are just my imagination running free
Chasing the wind...

Monday, September 3, 2012

3 September

BEing comfortable
Having a soft place
To rest your head
This is what you seek
And most often

Sunday, September 2, 2012

2 September

I will never forget this day
Barely six months old
And oh so brave you were
And... still ARE.