a distant forest fire fills the air with smoke and creates a brilliant sunset.
i was not able to capture it accurately.
the sky (and water reflecting it) were gray and peach and the sun was a big round brilliant red.
it was so beautiful.
we are watching our big white friend from down the road again. ezra the great pyrenees. we will be watching him for a couple months this time and he is truly becoming one of the family. parting will not be so easy, but we will cross that bridge when we come to it. who knows, it has only been a few weeks... it may be easier than i think.
this summer has flown by in such a flurry i feel that it left me a bit dizzy and breathless, but i do honestly feel that i have been completely present in it. i knew this summer would be a wild one, so i took a deep breath and embraced it for all that it was, and truly enjoyed the ride (well, most of it... four kids at home all summer is certainly not all sunshine and rainbows).
in a couple of weeks things will be changing quite dramatically around here.
we have made some decisions that will make this next few seasons quite peaceful and healing for me, and i do believe i am ready for it.