Posted by: Elizabeth Anne Mitchell | April 26, 2017

Weimaraner and grasshopper meet

I think the Weimaraner is more curious than scared. I would be startled,  too,  when the grasshopper jumps! The behavior is very familiar from our Weim, as well.  Miss you,  Riley!

Posted by: Elizabeth Anne Mitchell | April 13, 2017

Birthday musings

Today is my birthday.  I am now old enough to add an Amtrak discount to those at the local movie theater and Denny’s. I am old enough that I haven’t been carded in two decades.  I am old enough to wake up with stiff hands and a knee that clicks as I head down the stairs to the kitchen. I am old enough to find myself in the middle of a room with no idea why I went there or what I went there to get.

I am still young enough to marvel at sunsets and to have my heart lift at the narcissus and forsythia blooming in the neighborhood this week. I am young enough to dream about what I want to be and to believe in the power of one person to change the world.

I will always root for the underdog, cry at commercials with baby humans or animals, and sing when I’m alone. I will always have the shy, misfit four-year-old in my brain, sharing space with the depressed, sarcastic teenager, and the nerdy graduate student who outlined a short story with characters speaking Anglo-Saxon.

I am old enough to take fewer things for granted, to spend less time on things I cannot change. I am old enough to feel less like a misfit,  not to voice the sarcastic thoughts I have when it is not helpful or appropriate. I’m old enough to realize that education does not make a person better, and sometimes not even smarter.

Despite all my decades, I’m still learning and evolving.  Here’s to learning more in the next year.  

Posted by: Elizabeth Anne Mitchell | April 7, 2017

Barking parrot

A different take on the dog that barks next door.  My Standard Poodle rarely reacts to dogs barking on the television, but this parrot had her complete attention!

 

 

Posted by: Elizabeth Anne Mitchell | March 31, 2017

Chihuahua puppy and her new toy

I love how this older dog (the video says an American bulldog, but he doesn’t look like one to me *shrug*) is so gentle with this rambunctious puppy.

 

Posted by: Elizabeth Anne Mitchell | March 20, 2017

Vernal Equinox

Although there is still over a foot of snow on the ground, and not a crocus or snowdrop in sight, today is the vernal equinox.  Sunrise and sunset have been changing to their usual spring routine, and the trees are starting to bud.  I look forward to spring, with its promise of renewal and new beginnings.

Posted by: Elizabeth Anne Mitchell | March 12, 2017

Puppies afraid of kitten

I have no words–just laughter.

Posted by: Elizabeth Anne Mitchell | September 28, 2016

Autumnal Equinox

I love living in a part of the world where the leaves change, the morning air is clear and crisp, and sitting outside with a cup of tea and a blanket on my lap is meditative.

My parents’ love of classical music was one of their gifts to me, and although I am late for the autumnal equinox, here is Vivaldi’s celebration of the season.

EM

Posted by: Elizabeth Anne Mitchell | September 2, 2016

Friday laugh

I needed this laugh this week–and I can’t stop chortling.

 

EM

 

Posted by: Elizabeth Anne Mitchell | August 12, 2016

Puppy hates lemon

A cute puppy for your Friday enjoyment:

 

EM

Posted by: Elizabeth Anne Mitchell | August 5, 2016

Friday laugh

I felt like this Labrador this morning

 

EM

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