On Sunday, the opportunity arose to reconnect with nature in a way that defies description. It was sorely needed, and I hope the photos will provide at least some small measure of the experience I had. Enjoy...
It seems this summer visited for a weekend and then gave way to the start of fall and cooler temperatures. At this moment, it is a mere 5C; yesterday, it rained all day, it was dark and cold... and some parts of the city saw the S-word.
Over the past few years, I've been noticing that our winters are getting longer, whereas our spring and summer seasons seem to be merging into one season that lasts from about June to right around now. Fall is a season all its own and lasts from about now until around the end of September. Then, winter starts poking at us once again. Climatologists have been talking for years about how we're moving towards another ice age. Based on how much the weather has changed in my lifetime, I don't think they're wrong. I'm just thankful that it won't come to pass in my lifetime.
Training with my puppy client is going very well. He and his human are making excellent progress. I am especially pleased with how quickly he grasps what he's being asked to do, and how he's able to retain each of his lessons. His human handler is doing a great job of reinforcing them through practice on a daily basis. I have some work to do with the other humans in the home, but I'm sure that as my puppy client progresses, they will progress, too.
In the paranormal aspect of my life, my team is moving forward quite nicely. I was recently interviewed by a U.S. author, and just this past week, most of the team (a couple of my teammates were unable to make it) was interviewed in a live studio. Also in this past week, a reporter for a local newspaper requested an interview. That interview should be going public in the next week or two.
All in all - aside from the fibro issues - life and the universe continues to help me move forward. Every day brings me opportunities to learn and grow, and to experience and continue developing the state of gratitude I've been striving to cultivate in my life. If it gets better than that.... Well, anything more is just gravy.
Have a great day and a great weekend. :)
4:23am - I've been up for exactly two hours, now. While the planes have not yet begun arriving or taking off, vehicle traffic is already moving along the boulevard, creating the wavy, white-noise effect that sounds like the ebb and flow of water on a beach. It's interesting how the brain is able to change the tonal qualities of certain unpleasant sounds and make them more soothing, more calming...
The house is quiet, wrapped in peaceful slumber. This will change soon enough, but for now, aside from the outside traffic, all is quiet. I enjoy this silence immensely; for a time, I am free of responsibility, free to hear myself think, free to just be - and it is wonderful. With my life as busy as it is, these days, I appreciate much more these opportunities for peaceful reflection.
A lot of things have been changing in my life, lately, including my online presence. Where before, I was spending several hours a day poking around various social media sites, I now log in only when necessary, and then I'm off the computer for pretty much the rest of the day to actually live life, rather than read about it.
4:52am - It's time to go. The house is waking up and I have things that need to be done. To anyone who happens to stop by here, I wish you a wonderful day...