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Wonderful Wednesday: Telling Time By Trees

Louise under the big tree 2020

When I look out on to the backyard, under the big tree, I sometimes see dogs that have gone ahead and left us for the big meadow. Louise remembers. She lies under the tree today just like she did years ago with Squash (above circa 2011). Nowadays, Sofie and Charles lie there with her.

Sofie and the tree shadow

The trees have always sheltered me and taken care of this yard and provided homes for so many critters. In the last month, many of my neighbors have removed over 10 old-growth trees, for varying reasons. These landscape changes, though needed, make me sad. I tell time by trees. As they disappear, I fear I will lose track of time.

Just another DogDaz morning at the zoo ❤

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Posted by on June 24, 2020 in Dogs


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2.11.13 Monday Mischief: Stealing Time

It has been hard, since before xmas, to spend much time writing long posts on the blog.  It is not because I don’t want to, it is just because of time. There are many factors that vie for time in our lives.  For me, the number one time taker is the work I do to make a living. It makes sense that is the largest chunk of time, but, I wish it wasn’t.  I wish I could find more time to be with my family and friends, and, of course, with my animals. I want more time to write the blog and especially more time to read other blogs.

Reading Blogs

Noel and Mom reading Blogs

I have started looking at those things that I do that steal time.  I want to clarify that by stealing time, I mean things that do not enrich my daily experience; that don’t make my life better, or my day brighter. Time stealers are things like standing in a very long line to mail a package (I know how to avoid this one by going to a UPS mailbox store) or reading through a zillion Facebook posts (I am doing that less and less).  My life, especially my digital life, is jammed packed with information and learning to cull through it is a new age challenge.  

One of my biggest hurdles lately is finding time to read all the wonderful blog posts that my many blogfriends write every day (and having time to leave comments).  I am struggling with that. Between work, and health, and family, and animals, there appears to be less and less time to read and more and more time where I MUST do other things.  

So, today, “Mischief Monday,” Noel, the Christmas Cat, and I are going to be little mischievites (I made that word up) and steal back some time and read some blogs.  (Hope we don’t get caught by the time police!) 


This is a blog hop. I hopped it from Snoopy’s DogBlog. Check them out for more mischief.

Just another DogDaz morning at the zoo ❤


Posted by on February 11, 2013 in Cats


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