As the weekend approached, the tension and tears were intensifying with every minute. Having a 24 hour span out at my boss's house to tend the dogs, was actually just what I needed. After a bracing walk in nature, I could see clearly that my behavior was creating more chaos for LM. I needed to step back, and let him handle the issues with his son in his own way. Sounds simple, but it worked. LM said he was never really upset with me, just trying to get through and he understood where I was coming from.
Come along on the walk I took Saturday afternoon in the Scatteree area of North Chatham. As I walked along, there was not another soul in sight, I stopped to look through the brush at one of my favorite houses. The view of the house and salt pond obscured by thick branches, just like my actions had been blocking my judgment. As I took a few more steps, there visible, was a beautiful family of swans, gliding in the afternoon sunlight. Perfect beauty in the silence.
In the distance you can see the barrier beach just off our coast. There are about 9 houses left on the beach which have not been washed away in storms. Sturdy stalwarts, they are.
The marsh grasses are golden right now as winter falls.
This house sits right on the water at the north end of Chatham Harbor. It has always seemed so romantic and almost haunted. No one is there most of the year.
The swans were swimming toward the sun and diving frequently for food.
I walked a short distance north and saw this boat out for a spin. The tide and currents were very swift as the boat headed for the break in the barrier beach. Dangerous area....I was relieved to see the boat turn before trying to pass through that opening. As it turned to head back, the tide carried it south so quickly that I thought he would be unable to complete the turn.
As I walked back to my car the sun was lighting up this autumn jasmine high in the trees.
Bittersweet vines turning their deep red. Love the low afternoon light.
Back to the doggies and this lovely arrangement on the steps of their house.
Liza came around to see what I was doing......she was missing her "Mom." Sammy was deep in the back yard barking at who knows what. So many coyotes in their neighborhood.
Beautiful holly berries!
This little collection of pears has been on the kitchen window sill for years...love it. The three on the left are candles.
I love sitting in this chair to read or meditate...beautiful southern exposure.So after that lovely walk and a bit of playtime with the dogs, I was through with my duties there, and it was finally time to be with LM. After a very tense week, we were able to put talk of John aside and focus on our love and some plans for the holidays.
One last shot from the doggies' house....this poinsettia was an interesting reddish-gold color and looked so pretty on the dining table. I felt privileged that my boss asked me to come and stay with the dogs. There were peace, fun and clarity waiting for me and I soaked it up and felt renewed.
Next up I have some Ms G adventures from Sunday.