I have been quiet here for the past two weeks as my husband, our companion animals, and I adjust to a home without two of our pack. Recent colds and the loss of Jazz (catch up here about Jazz) and Mystic (read here about Mystic) has left us a drained.
Photos here are in appreciation of the ones we love that remain with us, knowing that they miss their companions, too. Nami continues to look for Mystic, wandering the house and calling for her.
I’m also mourning the loss of StandingOutInMyField, a blog that I have followed for the seven years I’ve been blogging. The author/blogger is the only one that I’ve met in real life, as we visited one year when she visited family in Colorado. She posted beautiful photos of bees, insects, and her interesting life.
A strong woman, she earned her Ph.D. during her blogging years and demonstrated an appreciation for the planet that I admire and enjoy. Her outlook on life was relatable to me, and I always looked forward to her posts and our comments back and forth.
She shut down her blog this year, and it feels like losing a friend as there is no way to exchange our ideas or events in our lives anymore. The blogging world has lost a unique and beautiful voice, and I feel like I’ve lost a friend. Laura, if you are still out there and reading, please drop me an email. I miss you.