Tuesday, June 09, 2009

~ Smells Like Rain ~

Ever since I was young, I remember falling in love with the sound of Rain. It is so calming and soothing, can make you relax in minutes of time. Something about the sound of where those drops are really hitting on, whether it be on the windows of the car your driving, the house you are in, building you are working in; or the leaves you are listening to them gently make music on... This is how I remember when I was younger... The first time I truly remember knowing I loved the smell, sound and feeling of rain was the first time I spent a night in my Grandma and Grandpa's trailer at the campsite! I remember waking up and listening. Getting out and smelling ..inhaling so deep..just like the first time I stepped off of the Steamship the first day I landed on Nantucket to smell the Freshest Ocean Air ever.  (May I add that I have never smelled the ocean air before that day in my lifetime) I remember getting out of the trailer and just getting poured on! And I loved it..The smell, the taste, the sound, the calmness it gave me.  This, I have to add, is one of the only things that calms me down and relaxes me.  Rain...
I have captured the Rain in this photo of sunflowers my Mother had planted over on Topaz, where we all used to live... It is one of my favorites... another obsessive to photograph.. Anything with water.....Rain.  Have not mastered it yet though. Practice...
For now, I called it a day! Due to the Rain, I was able to explain how much admiration I have for it... which is something I can never do...express myself in writing..maybe now is the time when I can finally......
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Sunday, June 07, 2009

Shelby Lynne Day

Shelby Lynne Day

Today for some odd reason I am missing Shelby Girl. I wrote this poem, right after she died. I have never read it to anyone but Keith.. I wanted to publish it in the Inquirer and Mirror... but by the time I got ever thought about it ... it seemed way too late. I am not one to write. But when I wrote this.. It was straight from my heart. And I really meant it.. I could not stop.

When we first fell in love with you, at 8 weeks old
We had a bond like no other
To think you could make us feel like a real father and mother
Three loving years of difficult trial and error
Who would have known it was your heart you so suddenly could not bear
Because of you, we treasure those moments as the best in our lives yet
We learned about your gentle soul and how human you were really were
And just by the look in your eyes, you could tell us anything for sure
Anyone who had the pleasure of meeting you
Thought you were the most darling thing, so loving and sweet
How blessed we were to have this much time to spend with you
During your shortened time of existence
We will always cherish our memories with you
Beach trips, your nightly run, hanging out of our car windows
Always looking like our queen, and
               Of course snuggling close together and loving you up
You were the best dog we could have ever ask for
But without you it seems like nothing will ever be the same
~ Until we meet again ~