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Monday, October 10, 2016

Abundant Anniversary

The smoke alarm had to go off on our Anniversary and that’s one of those things that frighten the
collars off our dogs. And while we usually walk together hand in hand with a Chihuahua on each leash, this Columbus day and tenth day of the tenth month under what felt like tropical breezes and warm cloudy skies, I took the short walk around the block myself with Pinky.  (Someone had to change the batteries immediately.)

Pinky takes the lead
Every day, even on a short walk, there are things to see but this time I was duly rewarded with long tall shadows, flowering shrubs and hummingbirds.

The shadows fall
Crossing the street

Do you see the chirpy hummingbird?

The flag in our park
Please ignore the trash on the ground.
Non-locals like to sneak into our park and act like boars.
There's a trash can across from this bench. 

 Join me on this special day by having a seat in our one-acre community park where gratitude flowed from my heart as well as inspiration for a poem for my beloved I had to jot down when I reached our now peaceful home.

Happy Anniversary
Thank you Steve for coming into my life 24 years ago—
the man who changed my life.
The spring in my step when I walk our dogs—
the flowering scent along my path.
Your eyes the morning light—
your smile the California sun.
Thank you for being an angel
when I need spoiling.
Thank you for being disciplined and wise
when I need to grow up.
A warm and wonderful shoulder to cry on when I’m sad—
a solid rock of reassurance and a gift from God--

the one who broke the mold—my Steve.

Nature inspires me. How about you? 


  1. Lovely pictures of your walk, Eve. I miss hummingbirds. They left my yard a couple weeks ago, maybe that bird in the park tree is one of them!

    Happy Anniversary!

  2. Happy anniversary!
    Sorry the alarm scared the dogs. But it did give you an opportunity to score some great images.

  3. Happy Anniversary, Evie! Too bad peeps don't respect God's green earth or even the bodies He gave them. Litter is an outward dilemma of what's happening to us spiritually in America.

  4. Happy Anniversary, Eve! Steve sounds like a wonderful man:). Beautiful poem and beautiful pictures!

  5. Happy Anniversary. What a lovely walk with wonderful photos. You and Steve both chose well. I wish you only the best for the next year.

    cheers, parsnip