Wednesday, October 31, 2012

31 October

First Time in Lake Tahoe 2006

First times with you
They all have similar qualities
There is an excited chaos
That always comes into play
A frenetic sort of spin
Where you're NOT quite sure what's going on
And then there is the adjustment
How you include it into YOU
I am always amazed at this
Yet it no longer surprises me one bit

Tuesday, October 30, 2012

30 October

Even those who were in your Life
For only a little while
Will live forever
In your heart.
It's THAT BIG!!!

Monday, October 29, 2012

29 October

I am amazed with your range of emotion
Your complexity
Is oftentimes
Utterly baffling

Sunday, October 28, 2012

28 October

Looking Down At Dry Creek July 2008 Sedona

If I had to guess what you were seeing
What had captured your attention so completely
I would probably say the movement
And sound
Of the water flowing
In the muddy river BElow
Where you had just been
EnJOYing its wondrous muddiness

Saturday, October 27, 2012

27 October


How you love a soft place to land
To snooze in
Or on
Or under

Friday, October 26, 2012

26 October

deep in thought 2005

I'm never sure WHAT you are thinking
[Although I would love to know]
I only know you ARE thinking

Thursday, October 25, 2012

25 October

Coming Home May 2005

It is nearly impossible to BElieve
You were once this small
Yet it seems only yesterday...

Wednesday, October 24, 2012

24 October

After the Snow March 2008

I love what I see in this photograph
Despite what isn't there still
BEcause it reminds me of how you were
Though NOT so much are Now
And I realise what a treasure memory is.

Tuesday, October 23, 2012

23 October

With My Mama Deer May 2005 Sedona

Love has always been your gift
To everyone
To everything
And your delivery?!
So often just like this
Like you are filling the pump
Leaning in
Leaving Love

Monday, October 22, 2012

22 October

Happy Gracie ~ Christmas 2008 ~ Mesa, Arizonie

I love how easily you smile
Let something deLIGHT you
Make anything into a JOYfull game
And yet you can also
BE still
Containing it all

Sunday, October 21, 2012

21 October

Sometimes I am sad
Or lonesome
MayBE just out of sorts
And always
Without fail
You turn this face on me
And when I'm done melting
All I can DO is laugh...

Saturday, October 20, 2012

20 October

Sometimes I wish
Talking wasn't my default
That I could convey my thoughtsandfeelings
As effectively
As you DO

Friday, October 19, 2012

19 October

"Curious Georgia" June 2005 Sedona

You've never hesitated
When curious
Or even mildly interested
To get right up into it
[or who]
To find out what you can find out

Thursday, October 18, 2012

18 October

But I AM Helping!!! 
Sedona September 2005

Of course you were...
Just like you still "help"
Grabbing your leash and growling on our walks
Picking stuff from the recycle bins
Bumping me in the back when you're ready to eat...
You're a great help, Gracie
I couldn't imagine you BEing any other way!!!

Wednesday, October 17, 2012

17 October

Off My Leash & On My Own Sedona 2008

You have always been
Making up your own mind
I remember when I first
REALLY respected this about you...

Tuesday, October 16, 2012

16 October

Sedona July 2008

You are sometimes rather strange
[but then, who isn't?!]
And VERY enthusiastic
DeLIGHTed by Life
Yet mud, which is a by-product
Of water
Well, it can send you to the moon.

Monday, October 15, 2012

15 October

After... Sedona September 2005

When I see this photograph
And that very young
Starting to BE more dog than puppy
I am amazed by your Spirit
Your never-ending JOY
In Life.

Sunday, October 14, 2012

14 October

Busy With My Pinecone May 2005 Sedona

When you concentrate
Putting all of YOU
Into DOing
Into BEing
You have remarkable focus
And the sweetest intensity.

Saturday, October 13, 2012

13 October

Running Like the Wind Sedona 2008

How you love to run
And how funny your run IS
Though here
It shows it most gloriously
Lift off
Go Gracie Go!!!

Friday, October 12, 2012

12 October

August 2006 Lake Tahoe

When I see you looking
Like this
In a picture
I try to remember what you were looking at
What was going on
And in tiny remnants of memory
I imagine the moment
Through your BEautimous face...

Thursday, October 11, 2012

11 October

At Kiva Beach Lake Tahoe 2006

Your fearlessness has awed me
From the BEginning
And it has given me 
Encouraging me
To Fly

Wednesday, October 10, 2012

10 October

After it Snowed ~ Sedona 2008

You look at me sometimes
As you did here
And I am certain I "hear" you.
And I'm just as certain that 
Hear and understand me

Tuesday, October 9, 2012

9 October

With That Song in Your Heart ~ December 2005 Sedona

It has always been your way
Whether wearing that serious face
That much goofier one
To have so much love inside of you
That it seems to sing:
All my loving I will send to you...

Monday, October 8, 2012

8 October

December 2005 on the Porch in Sedona

You have always had such a sweet face
A way of looking that is full of love
I think that is the BEauty of you
And your greatest gift.

Sunday, October 7, 2012

7 October

The Tour "Guidess" Sedona 2008

You loved this wall
You'd always 
Stand Up on it
And just look at your face...
Tell me you did NOT know
I was taking your picture
Capturing this silly habit forever.

Saturday, October 6, 2012

6 October

snoozing in the wee cottage 2010
My sweet sleeper girl
You DO love the concept
[and Practise]
Time for Pausing

Friday, October 5, 2012

5 October

Making Angels Sedona June 2005

I love that I can look at this face you are making
In this long ago photo
That I will see it mayBE a dozen
BEcause that is just HOW expressive your face
And always has been.

Thursday, October 4, 2012

4 October

Lizard Watching in Sedona June 2005

Focus is one of those gifts
YOU have
Have shared with ME
I used to try DOing many things
at one time
DOing NOT one of them well...
It blesses me
That YOU show me new things
And remind me of others
I'd Let Go 
Along the way...

Wednesday, October 3, 2012

3 October

Indian Harbour Beach June 2010

You love BEing in a group of people
Finding a place
Just within reach
Of pets and rubs
Where goodies drop
For you to discover

Tuesday, October 2, 2012

2 October

July 2005 Sedona

It amazes me
To see how
YOU, Then
Weren't so very different.
Only Time
And Growth
Have changed you.
The BIGGEST difference
Is the cumulative

Monday, October 1, 2012

1 October

Sedona 2006

Despite your general goofiness
Your unstoppable puppiness
Your uncontainable deLIGHT about EVERYthing
You have moments like this one
Where you are deep in some thought
or other
That I will NEVER know you thought about
at all