Beyond the window, idle dog days beckon, yet she resists.  Summer’s best relished after weathering winter’s labors-and the only fortune worse than lack of foresight, is being left out in the cold.

photo by: Thomas Leuthard


24 thoughts on “Reflections

    • Thanks, dear friend. I wasn’t sure of this. It felt heavy and awkward and I deleted it from the link up twice, before letting it ride. One of my dogs died last Friday, and my words have been at a loss since. But you, as usual, give me sunshine:) xx

  1. Such a beautiful reflection, Valerie! I totally get the prudent tone of this (by which I always try to live).
    In my current world, oddly enough, summer is the busy season, with the cold and dark winter giving me a chance to tuck my feet up and read, rather than till and water and weed : ) #age

    • Thanks Kymm! In my youth I didn’t give much thought to being prudent, but I think I’ve at least brought Amy up to see the bigger picture and to realize that it’s important to have goals and then stay the course to achieve them. And yes, to the rest that winter brings! 🙂 xx

  2. Your writing is getting shorter, but it still has a punch. I liked this very much and you got it all in 33 words. Impressive.

    I read the comments and I wish for you softer winter days. A blogging friend recently put up this quote at her site. It seems right for you: “In the depth of winter, I finally learned that within me there lay an invincible summer.” – Albert Camus

    Your summer is there…just be patient with yourself and life:~)

  3. This is just lovely, Valerie! I didn’t find it heavy or awkward – I found it lush. It’s the kind of thing I really love reading. The alliteration makes me want to read it out loud. Great job.

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