The Lens-Artists theme this week is NOSTALGIC ( HERE)
For my take – I have doggie photos and then memories from Christmas 2009.
THIS IS MY FAVORITE PHOTO OF OUR DOG COMMODORE CODY (RIP 2016) BECAUSE HE LOVED TO GARDEN RIGHT NEXT TO ME. HE WAS LIKE A SHADOW IN THE YARD – (AND NOT IN AN ANNOYING WAY) – NO MATTER WHAT I WAS DOING, CODY WAS A CLOSE COMPANION AND HE ALSO LIKED KEEPING WATCH. SOME OF THE SWEETEST OF MY DAYS WERE WITH CODY IN THE YARD OR GARDEN.
CODY ALSO STARTED RESTING HIS PAW ON MY FOOT (in his older years). I WOULD JOURNAL AT NIGHT AND HE WOULD REST IT THERE SO GENTLY. I FINALLY DECIDED TO GRAB A PHOTO OF IT ONCE OR TWICE. CODY WOULD ALSO SEEM TO KNOW WHEN CROCK- POT FOOD WAS DONE – HE WOULD GO SIT UNDERNEATH THE COUNTER WHEN IT WAS ALMOST READY. HOW DID HE KNOW? THE SMELL INTENSIFIED PERHAPS? – AN INNER CLOCK – OR THAT DOGGIE SENSING?
THIS IS MY FAVORITE PHOTO OF OUR DOG STEVE (RIP 2018) BECAUSE HE WAS A SNUGGLE-BUNNY, SWEETHEART, SPAZZY-AT-TIMES KIND OF DOG. SIR STEVEN GAVE ME A FEW (MANY) GRAY HAIRS, BUT IT WAS WORTH IT FOR THE LOVE AND JOY. HE HAD A WIMPY SIDE BUT HE ALSO WAS DELIGHTFUL. WHILE CODY WOU BE NEAR ME IN THE YARD — STEVE WOULD WaNDER ALL AROUND AND THEN PERCH IN AN AREA IN THE SHADE. — IN THIS pHOTO – WE DID NOT USUALLY ALLOW DOGGIES ON ANY BEDS – (JUST A PRIORHOUSE POLICY…) BUT THIS PHOTO WAS TAKEN EARLY ON AND MY FRIEND, K., HAD JUST GIVEN US THOSE SHEETS (SILKY, HIGH-THREAD COUNT) – anyhow – THIS PHOTO – OF STEVE ON THE BED REMINDS ME OF STEVE AT THAT LIFE STAGE – AND THAT SHEET SET AND LAVENDER PILLOWCASE BRING BACK THE WARM MOOD OF LIFE THEN.
Our first set of dogs were similar to our second set – here are Ginger and Maryann
OUR DOGGIES FROM THE 1990s. GINGER (CHOW-COLLIE) AND MARYANN (LABRADOR – OUR MOST EXPENSIVE DOG OF THE FOUR).
Priors from 2009. We used to go and see “A Christmas Carol” musical every year (at a local college ) for about 12 years in a row. However, we stopped going because many of the long-time actors retired and the replacements were terrible actors and the directing was bad. It was actually painful to sit through. So do feel a little nostalgic for those earlier years when the play was so good. We used to have photo opps with the characters after the musical and on this year, we had a photo opportunity with Marley ( (“I wear the chain I forged in life – made it link by link, yard by yard”) ) Oh, and my boys had the chance to act in a version of A Christmas Carol back in 2013 – that was fun (and really boring to be honest)
Now – a song….
The first time I heard this El Cerito Place song by Kenny Chesney was around Christmas 2012 or 2013. Not sure which Christmas it was, but I liked it at holiday time. You might already know it, but if not, maybe have a listen and let me know what you think.
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See you again soon with the next post for the 2020 Countdown.
2020 COUNTDOWN POSTS
Day 1: Beach Photos here
Day 2: Water, A View from Japan here (Part 1 here)
Day 3: Visual Dialogue Book here
Day 4: Evening Dresses/Vintage Outfits here
Day 5: Mannequins and Formal Wear here
Day 6: Lines & Hope here