"I've been letting my mind wonder at night. My thoughts should have a curfew." Am Kidd

Monday, September 27, 2010

Subtle changes

After so many days lived without the ruling of the clock, days when the wish to go for a walk would arise and be followed, days when there was time to sit and enjoy the magical transition between light and darkness...

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 days when wearing “any old thing” was enough...

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days full of silence, deep thoughts and light laughter...

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After such holiday, I find it quite hard to get back to normal. I’ve been wandering about the house and everything feels heavy and complicated.

Having Abby in our lives has brought along many changes. The kitchen has been transformed from a quiet, orderly place into a mayhem of toys, a frenzy of activities and a constant source of wonder. As a new dog owner I am riding an emotional roller coaster. One minute I am stern, trying to teach her what is and what’s not okay to do, the next I am laughing, melting away with love and glee.

We spent the weekend at the Purple Caravan. In spite of the warm weather there was a subtle change in the sunlight.

The time to close down for the winter is approaching fast and I hold on to the last vestiges of this Summer which has been so special for me.

I watch Abby as she stands by the door waiting for "Daddy" (she loves him to pieces :0) and feel her wonderful energy touch and transform everything. I think of life in general, and I see "Joy" come in to silently hang her shawl on our coat rack... 


  1. I've missed you. Abby is so adorable. She is going to bring you great joy. Welcome back.

  2. She is just divine. Watching my dog play and run for the sheer joy of living, is one of the greatest pleasures in my life. I know you will have many wonderful years of companionship with Abby.

  3. Love that photo of Abby waiting for her "Daddy" We talk like that about our 2 cats too! They are our babies afterall! Glad you're back. :-)

  4. You have had the most amazing summer Alina, and autumn will undoubtedly bring its joys too.

    Having pets give us so much affection and fun ... little Abby is adorable and so photogenic! The puppy training will come good soon I'm sure - in between the giving in and the cuddles!

    Lovely post and its good to see you back.


  5. Hi Alina....yay..so beautiful ..such a gorgeous post...so lovely and Abby is such a sweet soul!! Awesome photos...beautiful!!
    have a sparkling week!

  6. Welcome back Alina. So glad to see your adorable Abby! Your life is changed forever. ah, puppy love!

  7. Abby looks great waiting for 'Daddy'... she will bring you hours of joy and laughter, unconditional love. Yes Autumn has reared its head here, for some reason I'm feeling cold these days... love the colours though. Keep warm. Ciao xxx

  8. I understand... coming back from holidays to normal life is quite complicated... hope you can find joy in the "normal" soon!!
    I´m getting crazy with the 11 puppies that nobady wants yet!!!

  9. Beautiful images. Abby is so adorable.


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