Tuesday, March 9, 2010

The Circle of Life According to Guinness

Sniff..sniff. The air is changing.

The snow is melting...

The Earth is revealing herself once again...and it is strange to feel the cool, damp ground beneath our feet...

The moisture drips out of every little snow flake and leaves behind crystal shells, like a skeleton. It it hard to walk on-- a million tiny, grainy, ball bearings.

The sun is higher in the sky, and the days are getting longer. And with the thaw, the River has breached.

... And the banks must yield to the forces of Mother Nature!

As that ice melts, it trickles down into the deep, dark, musky soil...

On its way down it picks up minerals and nutrients from the leaves that fell to the forest floor last Autumn... the old life will feed the new life.

...And all the trees will awaken from their slumber. Long will their roots reach... and long will they drink that rich, life giving nectar!

The Sun will beckon--Give Up Your Dreams and Put The Night Away! New leaves will bud and flowers will bloom and new life will fill the forest with brief loveliness..

...until the seasons change once again....

and retreat into the cold stillness that is called Winter.


  1. OK, I was with you until I saw that laser eye photo. Almost made me worried that Groucho was near by.

    It is cool that the river can come up over the trees, but they hang in there and start the season all over again.

    The wolfie sandwich is great!


  2. Your best writings I've read yet! Just beautiful!

  3. What a lovely poem. And illustrated too!

  4. Woooos! Lovely words, but even lovelier dogs!
    -Kira The BeaWootiful

  5. I just love your blog -- great writing and beautiful pictures! You are very talented!

  6. Just lovely! And the glowing eyes are a bonus! :)

  7. Aww...Big doggies sure make terrific pillows. Mom loves to lay on me like that too.

    wags, wiggles & slobbers

  8. Very poetic today, you guys! I really liked it.
    I don't think I've seen the ground in your photos (without snow!) for a long time!

  9. Yes very nice and its great to see the ground I was wondering how long you had your snow.
    To lie with you two must be nice and warm.

  10. Whoa. I was enjoying your lovely post and finding myself rather relaxed and peaceful until I saw the laser eyes. I'm so scared. Has invasion of the catty snatcher taken over my beloved Wolfies? Do you want me to call Cat Busters?


  11. So what yer sayin' is yah gots muddy feetsies?



  12. Awesome post & we loved the eyes. Way to cozy up & nap.
    Ernie, Sasha, Chica

  13. We can sniff Spring but just not as poetic as you guys!
    Lovely post - words and pictures! Oh yes and of course gorgeous dogs too....

  14. The photos are sil breath=taking but boy do I appreciate the fact that spring is almost sprung and we are getting milder weather and sunsine at home now = keep wrapped up folks x

  15. These are my furiends, world! These are the poetic wolfies and I'm their furiend. I'm so proud. Now can I join the doggie pile?

  16. What a poetic welcome to Spring in your neck of the woods! Loved the post!

  17. Must be about time for another wolfie/Pei meeting! Where is that you are walking? Maybe we need to check it out!!

  18. What a beautiful post. I know spring is here because I keep getting full of mud!

  19. You wolfhounds have great careers as wanderers and reprobates, interrupted by regrettable bouts of lyric poetry. We love you.

    Buster, Bailey & Persephone

  20. Such a poetic turn the Wolfies have taken today!

    Photos and writing are excellent. We is proud to know ya!


  21. What a lovely post!!! All the photos and words went so well together. And oh that last one is a charmer.

    Woos - Phantom, Thunder, and Ciara

  22. Sigh - we wish winter would come to an end. We dream of sunny days and long, light evenings with warm breezes blowing off the sea instead of walks in the dark and cold - humph! Loved the last snuggle photo of you all - oh, we SO want to visit, we wanna cuddle wolfies and Christa too!! Schnauzer snuggles - JD and Max.