sweet em

Thursday, June 26, 2008

Emma Jane November 2006

I find this to be a haunting image, probably because I know she was nearing the end of her life. She turned 15 in early September of 2006, and we said goodbye to sweet Em late in December of that same year.

To love a dog and to be loved by a dog has to be one of the greatest gifts and to say goodbye, to let them go when their bodies and minds are failing them, is by far, the biggest sorrow that I'll ever know.

Coffee and cool breezes this morning. Sweet Oliver's happily watching the world outside my studio window from his pillow topped sill. The finches are chirping and chattering madly in the trees nearby and here we go again. Another new day ... and who knows it might just be the day that everything changes.


  1. Susan I have felt it such a privilege to link back through previous posts of yours.As someone said in comments regarding a posting on Bleet, "your photos are beautiful, and your insights poignant". I couldn't agree more.

  2. It is a haunting, mysterious image. The bright white horizon and the ripples from Em moving outward towards it speak volumes. Beautifully composed.

  3. It is a haunting picture..as are so many of yours.


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