Thursday, July 3, 2014


A good laugh,
and a long sleep
are the two best
cures for anything.

~ Irish Proverb

This has been a sad week and
I am thankful it's a short one.
We lost our dog Amy [I posted
about her here]. to cancer; I
miss her.

It has been miserable hot and the
humidity has been so heavy you
can wear it. I'm glad to be surrounded
by water so I can head to the beach
when it all becomes too much.
Winter can't come soon enough
for me.

The blueberries are still in season
so berry picking has been added
to my daily to do list.  There is a
granddaddy long leg that greets
me every morning, I call him Van,
[after Van Johnson].

I always pick figs on the 4th of July,
but this year the figs aren't even showing
signs of ripening. I have not been
able to follow my food gathering
schedule at all this season.  Crazy

I exhaled deeply that the first hurricane
of the season will miss us, but I am
sorry for all those who are in its path
and I hope it doesn't cause much damage.

I ordered new glasses which will be in
next week. It will be so nice to see the
world a little more clear.

Tomorrow it the 4th of July and I wish
you all a safe and fun day. Enjoy the
long weekend.



  1. So sorry to hear about your dog. It is never easy to let the furry ones go. Have a good long weekend, take care of yourself.
    Gentle hugs,


  2. Hope you and your family have a great holiday weekend. I miss you all so much. ......especially the talks we used to have Tracey! Love you all! Stephanie

  3. So sorry to hear about your dog. Losing a family animal friend is rough. It is super hot here too...the heat stings the skin. Like you, I am already looking forward to the cooler temps of winter. The best things about summers in Arizona is that they are followed by beautiful winters! Hope things cool down for you and you have a good Independence Day!

  4. Oh Tracey, I am so sorry about Amy. Sending you lots of love and hugs.

    Heat and humidity have been here too, although we had a cold front move in last night. Cooler temps for another day and then they start rising again.

    Enjoy your long weekend. xo

  5. Big hug Tracey- I am very sorry for your loss- that must be so incredibly hard. I am so sorry for you and your family- she sure was a beautiful dog.

    Love your images today- very pretty macros, also your new header. I am glad that you are out of the storms path ( that must be really scary!)
    Have the best weekend you can have. Thinking of you

  6. So sorry to hear about Amy. We lost our old cat Bo a few years ago to cancer as well... such a hard process to go through. You just want to tell them, explain what is happening. They just know it is coming to an end. I'm glad she was loved til the end, but I'm sorry for your grief and loneliness. xo

  7. We adopted two male Corgis as senior citizens, and both of them died of cancer within 3 years of us adopting them. It is very difficult. The house always seems much quieter for a while.
    Great picture of the daddy long legger, even though they creep me out! The stink bugs have left our house and they seem to have moved in.

  8. Sorry to read about your dog. She had a long, great life with you. How lovely to be surrounded by great beaches. Ours here in the city is cold, debris full sand, and dangerous undertow.

  9. I am so sorry for your loss. I hope the beauty around you that you have so beautifully captured in your photographs will help you through this sad time.

  10. Sad to read about your dog - such a loss leaves a big hole xx
    Have a good weekend, Tracey. Hoping we will have our own Independence Day soon xx

  11. oh, I'm so sorry to hear about your dog. Wish I was there to give you a big hug...
    I hope that your figs soon ripen and the weather cools and brings you calm.
    I love that you call the daddy-long-legs Van. Have a happy July 4th weekend.
    deb xx

  12. I am so very sorry for your loss :( I will never forget my beloved pets of the past, and I know you will never ever forget yours either. Sending you lots of gentle love!

  13. oh, i'm so sorry to hear of your loss. sweet hugs and love to you and your family as you move through these first days without her. xxx

  14. Amy, hope you and Derby have already become fast friends. You are both missed.

  15. Sending love and hugs your way, Tracey!

  16. I'm so sorry for your loss Tracey. (((hugs)))

  17. So sorry to hear of your loss, Tracey. Big hugs :-)

  18. Sorry about your loss..its makes me so sad for you. I hope you find beauty in knowing so many care about you...Hugs!!

  19. I'm so sorry, Tracey. Blessings and prayers.

  20. Tracey, I am sorry to hear about your beautiful girl. Sending you love.

  21. So sorry to hear about your dog Tracey. XO

  22. i'm so glad you were safe tracey and keep wishing for cooler tempertures for you. and i am SO sorry to hear about your pup. that is just too much to bear. it's never easy. i hope all your good memories bring you lots of smiles and comfort. xxx

  23. lose a friend is hard... yes, you will miss her, but I'm sure the memories will be with you always. I still remember my dog from when I was a little girl. mari

  24. SO sorry to hear that Trace. Those creatures are really part of our family and it's so painful to lose them. Thinking of you this weekend and sending you much love.

  25. Tracey, I am so sorry to read about the loss of your dog. A sad week, indeed. Our pets really add so much to our quality of life that when we lose one, their absence is keenly felt. Sending you big hugs! xo

  26. I am so very sorry to hear you lost Amy. Buffett and Henley send you big, slobbery, wet kisses and I send you warm human hugs.

  27. Oh Tracey, I am so sorry about your loss. Our pets become part of the family and saying goodbye just plain hurts. Hopefully all the wonderful memories you have of Amy will ease the pain a bit... Hugs!

  28. I am sorry to hear about your loss. She was a
    lucky girl to have met you, i am sure.
    Hope you are well.

  29. Sorry about your pup, Tracey. :(