Tara is 14 years old.
She has been with us since Easter 2007. She has been through all the highs and lows of our family for the last 13 years. She was here when our son was born. She was here when our dog Jasmine was preparing to die. She has been a loyal and kind companion all these years.
I asked her if she would like to share her views on life with us.
Here is our conversation. I thought you may enjoy reading her…
Sometimes beauty can be found in very unlikely places… Like a contaminated junk yard in South East London…
A walk around the ‘running around fields’.
Some time. Some family time.
I hope you are well and that you are enjoying Autumn wherever you are.
I’m now getting ready for my next 6 day workshop which will start in exactly a week from now.
My last workshop at Emerson College was in early June. It was the end of Spring, the days were longer and the promises of a hot summer were in the air. The temperature was going up, the natural world was in bloom and all the insects were very busy.
Now it’s Samhain – A time to celebrate the spirits, past and present – Halloween is in only a few days and Autumn is definitely here. The trees have shed their leaves, the insects activity has slowed right down, getting ready for winter. It’s the opposite time of the year.
I love receiving emails from previous workshop attendees. I love reading your stories and how animal communication may have enhanced your connection with the natural world and the animals in your life.
I hope this post will find you well and enjoying a relaxing Sunday, wherever you are.
We ditched the car three weeks ago, before Easter weekend and so far we’ve been managing absolutely fine without it.
Our old car failed its MOT so I sold it to a mechanic who is going to race it for banger car racing. He told me he was going to paint it white with pink dots :D hopefully we’ll get to see it racing!
Back in June 2016, I shared with you one of our regular dog walks in our neck of the woods… which you can see here.
Back then I chose to document our dog walk on the Worth Way in Black & White.
Here is today’s walk, same place, same cast, different season, in colour, a year and half later…
“It is only with the heart that one can see rightly; What is essential is invisible to the eye.”
—Antoine de Saint-Exupéry.
Some photographers see with their eyes, others see with their hearts.
I wanted to share this message inspired by our dog, Tara – some of you may recognise the picture of her at the beginning as it’s the photo I use on my Gravatar profile – It’s about turning towards our fears and the resulting exhilaration that arises within us through the feeling of accomplishment.
Dogs conquer their fears – why can’t we?