LIFE'S BETTER IN THE MOUNTAINS

Friday, November 4, 2011

Fridays are Golden

This has been a rather strange week here.  On several days we woke up to clouds, fog, and frost only to have the sun shining brightly and warming things up for the afternoon.  The leaves are stripped bare around here.  In Asheville at the arboretum on Thursday we saw plenty of color remaining.  That is a wonderful feature about our mountains.  A change in elevation and a change in sun exposure can make for very different surroundings.  And we love it all.

Ellie and Lucy lead rather normal lives that don't vary a lot from day to day.  A good romp, plenty of attention, regular feeding, and plenty of sleep make for good days for them.


Two dogs running lickedy split.




 Ellie checking out the sights.




 Lucy checking out the smells.




 Ellie checking out for a nap.




 Lucy checking out for a nap.




Our Friday quote comes from Marcus Aurelius:

We ought to do good to others as simply as a horse runs, or a bee makes honey, or a vine bears grapes season after season without thinking of the grapes it has borne.

So make it a habit to try to do good to others for no reason other than it is the right thing to do.



HAVE A GREAT WEEKEND, EVERYONE

23 comments:

animal lover, quilt lover said...

I hope you all have a great wee-end too!!!!
You live in beautiful country!!! Years and years ago my Dad and his 4th wife lived up in those mountains and I did get to go visit him there!!
xx, Fern

The Bug said...

Love the quote - I'll try!

Rudee said...

Making time for nap is always good advice. Giving of yourself to others is a gift we give ourselves.

Taradharma said...

great quote - I think I'll share it on my blog as well, soon.

I love to watching napping animals -- they are the essence of 'be here now.'

Have a great weekend!

dr momi said...

Love Ellie's tongue in the first pic :-)

Cheryl said...

Absolutely, could not agree more.

Doesn't Ellie stand beautifully :)

Miley said...

Beautiful and so right! Thanks for sharing, have a wonderful weekend!

Ms. A said...

I'll bet your dogs are enjoying the cooler weather!

Have a great weekend!

Sam said...

They look happy on their outing!

Sam

Boondocks Love Shack Pack said...

Love the pictures and the quote is awesome!!

Mom says that a good romp, plenty of attention, regular feeding, and plenty of sleep is all she needs to live a happy life too!! Y'all have the right idea!!

AROOOOOF!
Boondocks & The Love Shack Pack

merrilymarylee said...

And each girl on her own bed! They must have been worn out!

Arkansas Patti said...

Ellie's feathering just glows. Ah for a dogs life.
Marcus has words to live by.

NanaNor's said...

You dear friend are always bringing smiles to my life so I think you do good for so many. Love seeing your girls running and smelling. Your weather sounds just like ours but we did have a bit of snow on Wed. Have a wonderful weekend.
Hugs, Noreen

Wayfarin' Stranger said...

Regards your quote, accumulated research shows that helping people, or even just thinking about it, produces chemical effects that are positive within the body. So another reason to do good for others: it's good for you, also! Jim

George said...

Your weather sounds like what we've been having on this side of the mountains. I think Elle and Lucy know how to enjoy each day to the fullest.
I hope you have a great weekend.

KB said...

I think that the girls have a great life. They both are thriving and beautiful.

I like your quote... and weekly words of wisdom.

Enjoy your weekend.

Andrea said...

As other people always say "that is cool" and really cold mornings! The furry dogs are happy with that temperatures. And your quote is so nice, yes we should always attempt to do good, and that includes those who have departed. Let's also pray for them and help them reach the light.

Busy Bee Suz said...

" the right thing to do"....yes, I agree.
Love seeing your healthy and happy girls enjoying life.
Have a beautiful weekend!

troutbirder said...

A few more emperors like that and perhaps the empire might have lasted even longer....

GOOSE said...

Romp, attention, food, and naps make life good indeed. You've inspired me to g do some good right now!
Blessings,
Goose

Beatrice P. Boyd said...

Ellie and Lucy have the right idea, play outside and them come in to rest - advice that more humans would best follow. Great quote - enjoy your weekend too!

Berts Blog said...

Ellie and Lucy are such beautiful girls. It looks like they are bathed daily.

I love the romp pictures and the nap pictures.

Have a good weekend

Bert

The Thundering Herd said...

We do like the variety our mountains have to offer us everyday. It is one of the many reasons we love living here.