Saturday, July 13, 2013

July and spending time with "family"

The hot days of July are best spent near the water.

me playing in the cool water of a creek

goose neck loosestrife

White geese run down the hill to the raspberries.


My family has been evolving over the years, I never know who will come into
our lives next. This is my current family.--

Here is Bailey, her face lights up when I say "good girl"
Bailey came to me when a dear friend could no longer keep her
due to restrictions on apartment rules. She loves everyone and teaches me 
gentleness and tolerance.

Emma is now entering her sixth summer with us,...
I have been around many felines, but I have never met one such as Emma.
I believe she is from another world.

Francis came to us in March with a bad eye injury,
His eye is completely healed but blind. He's a very beautiful and  friendly cat.
I think Emma is glad she has a feline companion however
 she will never let you know this.

Adopted from the animal shelter. Charley was picked up as a stray, 
his former owners were called but they never came to pick him up.

 Charley is a happy, energetic and curious little love. You can find him exploring his
 environment or curled up next to his girlfriend Baily.

Misha, beautiful, strange Misha.
This girl had a hard beginning of life on a chain and not enough food.
Some kind people rescued her and nursed her to health and allowed us to
adopt her. She is an older girl and is slowing down and is taking medication
to help her walk without pain. She likes p-nut butter and
sleeping in the sunshine.

i do not know what it is about you that closes
and opens; only something in me understands
the voice of your eyes is deeper than all roses
nobody, not even the rain, has such small hands


Thanks for keeping me company this summer and for all your wonderful comments, and remember, you don't need a blogger account to comment.
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  1. Thanks for satisfying my need to know about all the creatures in your life! At least the ones that live in the house with you... they all look like characters with big hearts. I think the extent to which a dog or cat is able to open thier hearts and be truly who they are is measured by how well their people can do that. Clearly you have an enormous, generous heart. And I think about Emma from time to time, her story of falling out of a tree in the forest for you to find her. Maybe she was coming through the doorway from another world, I think maybe Pasha came from that same world. Blessings of July to you!

  2. thank you for all of this, ramona...


  3. so many wonderful glimpses of life
    your beautiful friends....
    lovely summer to you ~

  4. Your family is such a sweet lot. I wonder at the blessings here! God is good.

  5. Beautuful animal-mother and mother you are! Blessings flow from you to your surroundings. What a gift you are and gifts fall into your blessed hands.

  6. Love the stream and so wonderful to read about your beloved pets! I also enjoyed looking at your very talented. Your work reminds me of my daughter, who always loves to draw with charcoal.

  7. Ramona, THANK YOU for your sooo warmy words to me!!♥ They made me smile:)It is so wonderful to hear that someone really like, it gives a reason to keep a blog:)
    Now, I found your blog and I really like your photos, too!! Your blog`s name is sooo beauty and your photos reflect the name, beauty....

    I will visit again:)

    Many hugs from Finland,

  8. WHat a beautiful family you shared here! Although we would love to have some animals around, we can't due to allergies (daughter and husband). We do manage to be able to dog sit for numerous family friends though, and just got to take care of a wonderful golden retriever for 10 days (which is about the limit before allergies flare up). I loved also the picture of you enjoy the cool waters of the creek.
    Enjoy your summer with your lovely family!