This year, I am home. Two things I like to do is photograph and to spend time with the neighbor dog. The working cow dog is a story in itself but for this writing I will not go into detail.
Often, since I can not bring the dog indoors, I will go outside to spend time with him, in his world. As I leaned against the shed wall, his head fit comfortably under my hand, I noticed a significant quiet calm, even a car driving by on the highway was an unwanted noise. I stood for several minutes scanning the scenery, listening to the stillness.
The sun was shinning even though there was a chill in the air and the sky was dark blue. I saw half a rainbow as it made an appearance in the distant eastern sky. My gaze took me to the fields that are now a vibrant green; the apple tree just starting to blossom and I watched as the horses grazed in the pasture. Me and 'lil boy' stood in His living room, content in each others company as we watched the red fox make its way through the field. What a blessing it is to have a peaceful heart and mind at the same time.
Oh, to complete the experience I'll post a couple of the photos I took of my 'outback friends'.