When we think of our beloved pets, particularly those who have departed, most of us will conjure a favorite visual image (or two) permanently seared in our brain. For me, the image is of a late December afternoon, when the low San Antonio sun soaked the fields and intensified the majestic colors. I will never forget my wonder that nature could create such a beautiful palette of light, shadows, and color.
McGee sat patiently in those fields (a rare occurrence) as if she, too, were absorbing nature’s artistry. I thought at the time that this was a “Monet moment” when natural beauty and canine companionship coalesce to form an unforgetable image.
To preserve and enhance my memory, I have given the original capture an impressionistic flair. Although both have passed on, McGee and Monet remain two of my very favorites and have forged an inexorable bond.