Friday, May 9, 2014

We Love Lucy

We have had such great weather this week with near-record breaking temperatures.  It has felt more like August than mid-May.  Great time to get the flowers out on the deck, set up the bird spa, and plant the little herb garden.  The grosbeaks have traveled on and we are waiting for more of our migrants, most of whom are a little later this year.

Lucy has been to the park almost every morning and just loves it.  Occasionally there is another dog or two and she runs and runs.  She runs and runs even if there is not another dog.  Times like these are when we miss Ellie even more than usual.

Lucy enjoys the deck, but is not much for posing

 She snoozes happily in the den after a morning run

 She really hates being left inside when we are outside.
She stood at the window the entire time it took my husband to set up the fountain.

I often get frustrated with the wrongs in the world.  And then I recall a quote I heard as a child.  It is attributed to several different people, most commonly Helen Keller:

I am only one, but still I am one.
I cannot do everything but still I can do something;
And because I cannot do everything,
I will not refuse to do the something that I can do.

We all know our abilities and resources are finite.  But that must not stop us from doing the somethings that we can do.  We are all on this planet together and if each of us does what we can, it will make for a better world.





Cheryl said...

Lovely Lucy..... we all miss dear Ellie.
Great to be able to set up the bird spa and put the flowers on your here, very breezy.

Tku for your thoughts......I relate to them often.

Happy Mothers Day.....

Busy Bee Suz said...

What a beautiful and heartfelt message. Love it.
A bird spa? That sounds decadent and I won't share with my birdies….for they might be angry at me!
Happy Mother's day to you!

robin andrea said...

Love seeing Lucy and always miss seeing Ellie here on Fridays. Glad your weather has warmed up. Summer is on its way here too. Seems early, but that's what we've got.

Lovely quote. And Happy Mother's Day to you!

The Bug said...

I don't blame Lucy - I don't see why she couldn't have helped set up the fountain :)

Happy Mother's Day to you!

NanaNor's said...

Love Lucy's pose on the deck-she is a beauty. From my heart and home, to yours, Happy Mother's Day!
Noreen & Hunter

KB Bear said...

Lucy is truly a beauty, and I understand how these times bring out your grief over missing Ellie even more.

I'm glad you're getting spring weather and enjoying it.

Happy Mother's Day to you!

NCmountainwoman said...

Thanks for your comments, everyone.

Suz - It's called a spa because it has bubbling water. We do not provide towels.

KB - I'm sure you understand better than anyone.