Moving is always bittersweet for me, especially when its a far away move. Packing is not much fun, but the reward for me is always unpacking (there is always good with the bad)!! The hardest part of moving is leaving that which and those whom you love dearly behind…
Yesterday I split up the ashes of Stedman our late and beloved Cocker Spaniel with my ex. We made a memorial for him here on the property and leaving both it and my garden beds is a little tough, as we have had so many good memories here. “Steady Freddy,” was his nickname, among many others!! Stedman died from an accidental death a little over two years ago. However, it’s our belief that Stedman left us, so that little Stevey Wonder Dawg could be saved from the streets and come into our lives. The saying, “When one door closes another one opens,” held true in this case.
Another saying that comes to mind is that, “You get what you need when you need it, not when you want it.” Yesterday I decided to plant a flower on Stedman’s memorial site, since I have now removed his big heart stone and my small antique St. Francis statue. Sure enough, after one minute of looking, I stumbled across a beautiful variegated plant, which was incredibly named an “Exotic Angel Nectarine!” This little plant is splashed with incredible color, as if a painter dabbed brushes into different colors of bright, vibrant paint and lovingly shook those brushes onto green leaves. The predominent color is red – for the heart of course! My heart will always beat with Stedman deeply in it (along with the rest of my beloved buddies who have passed and now sky dance together). I’m a better person for all of the incredibly wonderful times that we had together!!! LOL – being the character that he was, he’d agree, I’m sure!! :))
This photograph was shot at the dog park in Huntington Beach, California with a Canon XT, 300mm zoom.
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To read more about Stedman, please read his story Circle Dance with Gratitude