Thursday, April 21, 2011

April 21, 2011

Mom has the week off so today since it was sunny (still cold!) we walked along the Magnolia Bluff. We started here at Magnolia Boulevard:
Then we walked along the edge of the bluff, looking out onto the Puget Sound & the Olympic mountains beyond.
 We have had a La Nina winter here in Seattle, which mean colder than normal. In fact, this has been the coldest April on record - mom is still wearing her winter coat! The cold has been hard on the local flora; several old Madrona trees along the bluff did not survive:
 Looking down towards the water:

 I am being camera-shy; or rather just more interested in looking elsewhere:
 There are several benches along the bluff where one can sit & look out at the Sound. People buy them & put little plaques memorializing loved ones who have passed away.
 Lots of very, very good sniffing to be done here!
 And lots of people & dog watching!
 Our last view before we walk back home:
Mom wanted to come here today & was glad the weather was sunny. Six years ago on this day mom's divorce was finalized, and she & I had walked along this very bluff. It was early evening & cloudy but mom wore her sunglasses because she did not want anyone to see her tearful eyes. She walked in a stunned sort of daze, not quite believing she was no longer married after 11 years. I trotted along sympathetically at her side, wishing there was something I could do that would make her feel better.

Six years later  now & we are so much better off then we were then! Mom is at peace now & either though I am older & grayer, I'm happy, too. We give thanks every day for how blessed we are.

4 comments:

The Square Fig said...

That's a sad tale and I'm glad you are taking care of your mom. Doggies are very good at this. Much better than cats. Keep it up!

Wiggle said...

Oh my love! A special day for you and your mom and a special walk too! We're so glad that you're both happy now.

You're looking very cute in that sunshine!

I loves you, your best boy Wiggle xxx

Fernando F. said...

I happy that your mom is doing much better. Mine was 17 years ago. wow! I survive too. I'm sure you have helped her a lot by distracting her with your funny things. I've seen a couple of pictures of your mom, I heard her voice on that Christmas video (where you are carrying your big ball... so funny) and I'm pretty sure I know who lost the most in that break up :) (him of course) Some people don't know how to be happy sometimes.

Lucy the Lab said...

Thank you, everyone, for your kind comments. Lucy and the cats have been such a blessing to me over the years. I don't know what I would have done without them!
Lucy, Shadow & Slinky's Mom